LGBT people in sport: ‘Just a question of human rights’

About This Source - FRANCE 24 English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from France 24. France 24 is a French state-owned international news television network based in Paris.

Recent from FRANCE 24 English:

  • US swimming takes early lead in Tokyo, with first six medals of post-Phelps era • FRANCE 24
  • China cancels flights as Shanghai, coastal areas brace for Typhoon In-fa • FRANCE 24 English
  • French protesters against Covid-19 health restrictions clash with police in Paris • FRANCE 24
  • FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “LGBT people in sport: ‘Just a question of human rights'” – below is their description.

    From #UEFA refusing to light up Munich’s stadium in #rainbow colours over #Hungary’s #anti-gay law, to the selection of a #transgender weightlifter for the #TokyoOlympics, it’s been a big week in the sporting world for questions about #gender and #sexuality. We speak to Sara Townsend, co-president of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation. She says we should be finding ways to make sport more accessible, rather than preventing people from competing, and that UEFA failed to live up to its own charter by not taking a stand against Hungary’s regressive law.

    FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: France

    France is a republic and the largest Western European nation. Through expansion and colonisation in the 17th and 18th centuries France became a great power and still retains territories around the world. It has a seat on the UN security council and is the world’s fourth most wealthy country with a high standard of living and strong cultural identity.

    6 Recent Items: France

  • Thousands protest amid global anger against COVID restrictions
  • US swimming takes early lead in Tokyo, with first six medals of post-Phelps era • FRANCE 24
  • China cancels flights as Shanghai, coastal areas brace for Typhoon In-fa • FRANCE 24 English
  • French protesters against Covid-19 health restrictions clash with police in Paris • FRANCE 24
  • Anti-Vaccine Protest In Paris Turns Violent With Clashes Against Police
  • Lula: “Jair Bolsonaro is an agent of genocide” • FRANCE 24 English
  • In This Story: Hungary

    Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Its cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue to the 19th-century Chain Bridge. Turkish and Roman influence on Hungarian culture includes the popularity of mineral spas, including at thermal Lake Hévíz.

    2 Recent Items: Hungary

  • Proposed Hungary LGBTQ+ legislation could see people abandon the country
  • Thousands join Budapest Pride march to protest anti-LGBTQ education law in Hungary • FRANCE 24
  • In This Story: UEFA

    The Union of European Football Associations is the administrative body for football, futsal and beach soccer in Europe. It is one of six continental confederations of world football’s governing body FIFA. UEFA consists of 55 national association members.

    3 Recent Items: UEFA

  • Top 6 best Andrew Neil clips June 2021: Covid hypocrisy, grilling Rishi Sunak and more
  • England World Cup bid is ‘dead in the water’, says MP
  • Amy Poehler Reacts to Sha’Carri Richardson’s Olympics Ban
  • Leave a Comment