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Gender and Sexual Identity in Girls' Sports

Normative views on gender and sexual identity still largely affect inclusivity in sports. Binary practices can result in excluding girls, transgender, queer and intersex people from equal access to practicing sports.

It is crucial to not only address different social and cultural challenges in sports in relation to gender and sexual identity, but also raise questions of difference and exclusion from a larger perspective within societies.

The event raised a lively discussion on steps to take towards inclusivity in sports. From education to families and schools, influencing policies and engaging governmental actors are needed to support safe spaces for girls, women, and LGBTIQ* youth.

To build inclusive spaces is an ongoing process of change we build together. We can make more spaces visible in sports by placing practices that are aligned with our shared values and goals towards an inclusive future.

Resources

Sport for Creating Pathways

Sport for Creating Pathways

Sport for Creating Pathways Japan promotes an inclusive society, where everyone can be who they truly are through sport. S.C.P. Japan was founded in 2020 by three former Japanese women professional football players.

Pride House Tokyo

Pride House Tokyo

S.C.P. Japan is a consortium member of Pride House Tokyo. Pride House Tokyo is a project run by an alliance of non-profit organizations, activists and corporations in order to set up LGBTQ+ friendly hospitality venues and SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) information hubs for large sporting events. As Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach (re-scheduled for summer 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic), it will be a great opportunity to engage with wider communities on SOGI issues and challenges.

Pride House Tokyo 2019 Guide Book

Pride House Tokyo 2019 Guide Book

Download The Official Pride House Tokyo 2019 Guide Book.(In both English and Japanese)

“We Are Supporting Pride House Tokyo”

“Building A Society Where Sports Are Truly for Everyone”

Pro Sport Development

Pro Sport Development

Pro Sport Development (PSD) is an award-winning social enterprise that uses sport as a tool for the holistic development of children and youth.

PSD aims to foster the growth of children and youth as confident and competent individuals by ensuring their sustainable participation in sport.

Seitenwechsel

Seitenwechsel

Structures for Trans and Inter in Sport is a project of Seitenwechsel to combat anti-trans and anti-inter hostility in sport. The project serves to collect, exchange and disseminate experience and knowledge about the needs and protection of transgender and intersex in sport.

Leap Sports Scotland

Leap Sports Scotland

Manifesto for Inclusive
Physical Education

Outsport Toolkit

Outsport Toolkit

Support sport educators in creating and maintaining an inclusive sport community based on diversity of gender identities
and sexual orientations.

Trans  & Sports -  No One Should Be Left Out

Trans & Sports - No One Should Be Left Out

The report 'Trans & Idrott – ingen ska lämnas utanför' focuses on the Swedish sports movement and the conditions for athletes/exercisers with trans experience. The report is unique in its kind and the first in the world to gather experiences and recommendations in cooperation with the sports movement.

More Than Just a Game

More Than Just a Game

Sport as a Communication Platform
in Sexuality Education for Adolescent Girls by Grassroot Soccer

Play Proud

Play Proud

Play Proud is a coach-centred approach aimed at making sports programmes inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community.

Discover Football

Discover Football

Sport Disrupted: Sex_uality Matters - Sextesting Policies and Fairness