Ethan Akanni on the UKA Athletics Pride Network

Introduction from Ethan: 

“In the UKA Athletics Pride Network (APN), our role is to create a safe space for LGBTQ+ athletes, coaches, officials and allies to come together to share their stories and help educate others. This is aimed at people involved with grassroots level competition up to elite level competition. We intend on challenging homophobia, biphobia and transphobia whilst also supporting and celebrating our LGBTQ+ members of athletics”.

To learn more about the APN, follow this link:

My role in the APN:

“I am one of the 9 core members of the UKA Athletics Pride Network (APN). We meet once a month to discuss what we can do as a collective to help improve the inclusion of LGBTQ+ members of society in athletics. Our wider group currently stands at around 55 members but it is constantly growing. We have things ranging from sharing coming out stories to panel discussions where APN members share their experiences”.