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Weʼre raising £700 to help Frank to Participate at the Gay Games 2018 in Paris and raise awareness of LGBT Issues.

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Many of my friends and family know that I am an events fanatic (Eurovision and Olympics) but one thing I hadn't heard of before was the Gay Games. When I found out about it, I was compelled to get involved. Last year I moved back from a teaching position in Malaysia. One of the hardest things about teaching in Malaysia was the fact that I had to be 'in the closet' (I hate those terms) about who I really was. After being open in Korea, I had to retreat to a pre-21st Century existence about who I really was. This was particularly tough in an educational setting as I am a strong believer in being open and honest with the young people in your care. You lead by example and show people who you really are. Coming back to the UK has been a real breath of fresh air to see how acceptance of the LGBT+ community has changed in the 6 years I was away.

For me, participation in the Social Bowling Category of the Gay games is not really about the Sport - I'll probably lose most of my matches but rather a chance to show friends, colleagues and more importantly my former, current and future students that it is alright to be open about who you are. I hid in Malaysia for 3 years, and perhaps I should have had the courage to be more open with my students - time to make amends.

Sorry if this sounds preachy - really not meant to - and if anyone wants to come along and support me - I'd be grateful to see them.

I'm looking for about £700 to cover registration fees, Eurostar tickets, Airbnb accommodation and a Snazzy Shirt to wear - Names of all the donors will be on the back. Thanks Frank x

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    • Patrick Montgomery

      Patrick Montgomery

      Aug 9, 2018


    • Debbie Prescott

      Debbie Prescott

      Jul 12, 2018

      I shall be cheering you on. X


    • Richard Smith

      Richard Smith

      Jun 8, 2018

      Good luck Frank


    • James Hazelton

      James Hazelton

      Jun 8, 2018

      Hope you have a good games. Grandpa.


    • Philippa Hazelton

      Philippa Hazelton

      Jun 5, 2018

      So proud of you- a fab way to get the message out xxx


    • Dorothea Antzoulatos

      Dorothea Antzoulatos

      Jun 4, 2018


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