Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport

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The Need:

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.

The Solution:

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.

The Impact:

“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.