LGBTQ+ Throwdown Event

Hi Team 😀

Although London pride is organised for later in the year, we still want to celebrate pride month with a Box Throwdown!


On Saturday 26th of June, we will be having our first throwdown of the year in recognition for the LGBTQ+ community & hopefully restrictions being further lifted!

To mark the occasion we are going go throw one big fitness party!

Event Details!

  • Open TO EVERYONE! Member or Non member!
  • Event times 9am-1pm
  • Same Sex Pairs (RX & Scaled)*
  • Wear something colourful/Fortitude Pride T-Shirts
  • Live music from DJ Zakk Wild
  • Prizes for first in WOD and overall winners and runner up
  • £15 per person for the event (non-members also included)

* RX Athletes are required to have:
Standard RX weights for barbell and dumbbell
Most gymnastic movements (or at least one person in the pair)

Fortitude Pride T-shirt

If you would like a Fortitude Fitness Pride t-shirt please click the link.
The t-shirt cost is £25, and is different to last years one for those that have him already 🙂 If you want your tee for the event, please order by Friday 11 June!
£5 per t-shirt sold will be donated to Stonewall LGBTQ+ Charity

Competition Ticket

Click the link to buy your ticket. You will later get an email asking who your team mate is, as well as your team name 🙂 Please check the ticket when you buy, there is a separate RX and scale ticket. You will be buying yours, and your partner needs to get theirs separately 🙂

This will be a lighthearted fun day, full of rainbows and laughter! 😀

Why in 2021 is Pride still important to celebrate?

Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements.

Pride is a time for us to also reflect on the progress we’ve made towards LGBT equality and to acknowledge the fact that we stand on the shoulders of all those who have fought so hard over the years to achieve this. It is also a time for us to acknowledge that we still have so much more to do.

LGBT people still face unacceptable stigma and discrimination and we continue to see homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the media and on social media.
In healthcare LGBT individuals face inequalities in terms of access to services, clinical outcomes and experience and the same applies to the NHS workforce.
The NHS Staff Survey demonstrates that lesbian, gay and bisexual staff report worse experiences than their heterosexual colleagues and we don’t, yet, consistently ask these questions of our trans colleagues.
It is for this reason that Pride is also an important opportunity for us to show support and solidarity for our LGBT colleagues who, for whatever reason, do not yet feel comfortable enough to be their true selves at work.

LGBTQ+ Acronyms

LGBTQ+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer/questioning, with the plus sign signifying a desire to be inclusive.
LGBTQQIP2SAA – stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, pansexual, two-spirit (2S), androgynous and asexual.

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