The LGBT Basketball Group by Jules Barnes

The LGBT Basketball Group is so much fun.  It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is that makes me feel safer, more accepted or more welcome at this group as I think a number of things contribute to it.  Taking part in sport requires confidence and my confidence gets stronger the moment I turn up to this group.  Whilst my sexuality is barely mentioned, I get this buzz from being around other LGBT people, like a quiet recognition that we have something in common.
As we often socialise after the session I can also chat about my girlfriend and what’s going on for me in my life, without feeling like I’m in the minority.  I have years of experience of enduring ‘locker-room banter’ about boyfriends, people’s social and love lives and I can be part of that now, but being completely myself.
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