Posted: Wed, 08 Jun 2022 15:07
June is Pride Month, dedicated annually to the awareness and celebration of the LGBT+ community. People from the LGBT+ community continue to face significant barriers when it comes to accessing sport and physical activity.
The Club Matters LGBT+ inclusivity webpage provides some useful information, hints and tips for clubs and groups, such as:
- Actively encouraging LGBT+ to be part of their committees, boards, and workforce.
- Showcasing role models and supporting campaigns such as Pride Month.
- Using gender-neutral language where appropriate in communications, for example, use the word 'team' and 'sportsperson' rather than 'sportsman' or 'sportswoman'.
- Encouraging everyone who engages with their activities and facilities to positively challenge stereotypes and discriminatory language and behaviour if it is safe to do so.