The Queer Routine (QR) Code Project
The Queer Routine (QR) Code Project was an initiative to encourage young LGBTQ+ people to take part in exercise and be creative about their own fitness, through the medium of dance. Young people from the LGBTQ+ Youth Club in Bolton choreographed 3 x 1 minute dances to songs by LGBTQ+ artists, which were filmed in a "TikTok style". The dances incorporated movements from Commonwealth Sports and also included one more accessible seated dance. The dances were showcased at the StreetGames Summer Camp, with the young people involved also leading a dance workshop for all the attendees of the Camp, during the Diversity Day on Monday 1st August.
Future Aspirations Project connected LGBTIQ+ young people with sports industry experts, providing them with current information on how to get into sports industries, including sports media, sports kit design.
The project sought to ensure LGBTIQ+ Young People involved in Future Aspirations Project feel better connected to the Commonwealth Games through their involvement in the project
The project enabled young people to have direct and named contacts for young people to access the sports industries world.
This included Tess Howard, Team GB/England Field Hockey Player, who is developing a company in inclusive sportswear; Jamie Hooper from Inclusive Cultures, who in 2022, alongside a fellow co-founder, launched the Include Summit, the UK's number 1 equality, diversity and inclusion conference in sport. Jamie is also the Vice President of the Federation of Gay Games;
Richard Hearne, Founder & Chairperson of Pride Out LGBTQ+ cycling club, who ran a session looking at setting up your own LGBTQ+ sporting enterprise.
The sessions were offered in person, live via Zoom and as recorded sessions that have formed a legacy from the project.