This year's event will this year focus on tackling homophobia in
Invitations have been sent out from the Prime Minister to hundreds
of people involved in gay sport, including those who have signed up
to the Government's Charter Against Homophobia in Sport, along with
gay sportsmen and women, medal winners from the Cologne Gay Games
and representatives from business, the arts, media, charities and
campaigners for LGBT equality.
Those attending the event, taking place at Number 10 Downing
Street, include co-chairs of the London 2018 bid to host the World
Jonathan Harbourne, co-chair of the London 2018 bid and founder of
the largest gay softball club in Europe, the London Raiders, signed
the government charter with rugby star and anti-homophobia
campaigner Ben Cohen, who is expected to attend.
More than 1,100 people have now signed the Government's Charter
Against Homophobia in Sport, which calls for anyone and everyone
with an interest or involvement in sport to unite in a common cause
to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.
The Football Association, England & Wales Cricket Board, Lawn
Tennis Association, Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union,
together with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and
Paralympic Games, were amongst the first signatories.
The latest sgnatures to be received come from Greater Sport -
Manchester's County Sports Partnership, Badminton England, Rounders
England, Triathlon Scotland, Volleyball England and all 14 Rugby
Engage Super League clubs including Huddersfield Giants, Bradford
Bulls, Celtic Crusaders, Harlequins and Leeds Rhinos.
For more information or to sign the charter see