Those Brighton lads and lasses from BLAGSS, determined to get us all fit and Adonis-like, are giving us a taster of all the sports on offer in the city, handily packaged in one Big Gay Sports Day next month.
Taking place at the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre on June 19, almost all the sports you can think of will be there for all to see and try.
Laid Back Lindas can give yoga and tai chi a go, Sporty Sidneys will get a kick out of tennis and volleyball, while Bulging Berthas will be well at home with boxing and ‘bootcamp’.
In addition there’ll be badminton, trampolining, ju-jitsu, walking, cycling, golf, petanque, football, softball, beach volleyball, rock-climbing, squash, and just plain stretching and exercising.
BLAGSS (Brighton Lesbian & Gay Sports Society) is the city’s largest LGBT group and, having formed nearly 20 years ago, must now be responsible for many a bulging Brighton muscle.
They run over 700 sports events throughout the year, but if you’re just too nervous to plunge in at the deep end, this taster day is a perfect ‘in’ for everyone, young and old.
It’s part of the council’s now established Take Part Festival, happening around town from June 22 to July 7,
The Big Gay Sports Day will be a social occasion too, with the midday meal being provided by Lunch Positive, the HIV charity who provide nutricious meals for people with HIV once a week and there will be a lovely big ramble at the end of the day up on the South Downs with BLAGSS most popular group, the Walkers.
BLAGSS Big Gay Sports Day is at the Stanley Deason Leisure Centre, Wilson Avenue, Brighton on June 29, from 10am to 6pm. It’s a ‘turn up at the door’ event.
Event: BLAGSS Big Gay Sports Day
Where: Stanley Deason Leisure Centre, Wilson Avenue, Brighton
When: June 29
Time: 10am to 6pm
Entry: is a £2 donation to ‘Mind Out’ charity.