Pink Summits has launched a scholarship sponsored by Osprey, which the group hopes will attract new members into their core team to support the campaign aim: to strengthen the visibility of LGBTQ+ people in adventure sports. The scholarship amount in 2023 is €3.000 (around £2,600) that can be used for any outdoor ideas, expeditions and projects. Moreover, Osprey will provide in-kind support with packs that you need for your expeditions or adventures.
Anyone can apply who has some experience (beginners are also welcome!) in mountaineering, rock climbing, canyoning, trekking, skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, trail running, whitewater kayaking, paragliding or similar outdoor sports is 18 years of age or older self-identify as belonging to LGBTQ+ communities, is out and proud about it.
More information on the scholarship can be found HERE
Pink Summits is a campaign for the sake of visibility of LGBTQ+ all over the world through climbing and queering the highest mountains. As part of the campaign, a queer team of mountaineers ascends the highest peaks of all continents, so-called Seven Summits. Pink Summits team document their journey, share their stories, organise hiking and rock-climbing community events.
Pink Summits say: “This campaign is not only about raising rainbow flags on the highest summits, but also about working together to make the inspirational voices of the LGBTQ+ communities more visible.
“Because of his LGBTQ+ activism, Dastan, a founder of the Pink Summits campaign, has experienced physical abuse, threats and harassment. Through his campaign, he wants to show that the hatred and violence made him only stronger. Dastan and his team want to inspire other LGBTIQ+ people to fight for their rights, freedom, love and life in spite of injustice and cruelty.”
You can support Pink Summits team HERE
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