LGBTQ+

YST Inclusion - LGBTQ+
This section provides some top tips and helpful resources to support you in including LGBTQ+ children and young people.

Resources

Key Dates

  • February - LGBT History Month (UK)
  • 31 March - International Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)
  • 12 April - Day of Silence
  • 26 April - Lesbian Visibility Day
  • 17 May - International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
  • 24 May - Pansexual and Panromantic Awareness and Visibility Day
  • 28 June - Stonewall Riots Anniversary
  • 23 September - Celebrate Bisexuality Day (part of Bisexual Awarness Week)
  • 11 October - National Coming Out Day
  • 20 October - Spirit Day
  • 26 October - Intersex Awareness Day
  • 22-28 October - Asexual Awareness Week
  • 08 November - Intersex Solidarity Day
  • 20 November - International Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 01 December - World AIDS Day

LGBTQ+ Sport Network

The Youth Sport Trust supported the creation of and continues to drive forward the LGBTQ+ Sport Network group which brings together organisations working towards LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport.

The group, established in September 2018, meets three times per year and aims to:

  • Work collaboratively to promote LGBTQ+ campaigns and participation opportunities both internally to staff from participating organisations and to the wider community
  • Share experiences and extend best practice in the workplace to ensure that participating organisations (and the sport sector as a whole) continues to embed high quality inclusive practice for LGBTQ+ staff and its membership/customer base
  • Work collaboratively to promote jobs and leadership opportunities to ensure that participating organisations (and the sports sector as a whole) continue to benefit from attracting new LGBTQ+ talented individuals
  • Act as an 'informal collective network voice' for participating organisations to further enhance opportunities for LGBTQ+ individuals in sport.

The LGBTQ+ Sport Network group have recently:

  • Supported the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign 2018
  • Delivered a coffee and cake morning to raise awareness for LGBT History Month (February 2019)
  • Delivered a coffee morning for the Great Get Together to promote equality, togetherness and acceptance (June 2019)
  • Introduced a recommendation paper to the School Games board towards the participation of young people who identify as Transgender and Non-Binary
  • Provided a check and challenge to the new national guidelines for Transgender and Non-Binary participation in sport
  • Shared Best Practice with sport, education and LGBT community groups
  • Shared training opportunities for staff and colleagues of the represented organisations of the LGBTQ+ Sport Network group
  • Supported the re-launch of the Loughborough University LGBT Staff Group
  • Attended first Inclusive Leadership Forum

Organisations currently on the LGBTQ+ Sport network group are:

For more information, please contact:

Gary Grieve
Programme Officer - Inclusion
gary.grieve@youthsporttrust.org
01509 226645

To read the Youth Sport Trust's commitment to equality and diversity please click here.