Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport
While progress has been made towards greater 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, there is still much work to be done. According to the Out on the Fields study, 81% of Canadian participants witnessed or experienced homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport. We all have a role in making sport safe and inclusive for everyone.
This workshop provides sport leaders, including coaches, athletes and officials, with the opportunity to understand the barriers experienced by 2SLGBTQ+ people in sport and best practices for inclusion.
Designed to create a braver space for open and honest conversation about how sport leaders can play a role in making sport more accepting of sexual and gender diversity, participants will gain an understanding of:
- Two spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (2SLGBTQ+) language;
- Key concepts such as gender identity, gender expression and sex assigned at birth;
- How to implement best practices to create more inclusive sport spaces for all.
“I’ve learned how to create a brave space and how to acknowledge and navigate gaps in my own understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion to help support athletes and participants so that our programming can be more inclusive of people’s lived experience.”Program Participant
In a recent survey of program participants, 100% of respondents said the information and skills they gained through this workshop were valuable to their work and they would share lessons learned with their network.
Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport workshops and presentations are delivered by the Canadian Women & Sport Program Lead for 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport, Christine Hsu. Known for their subject-matter expertise in 2SLGBTQ+ sport inclusion, Christine will tailor the session to meet each organization’s needs.