In January 2016 Pride Sports was commissioned by Sport England to undertake a 10-week study examining the participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in sport.

The focus of the study was to review the existing research and reports into issues affecting LGBT participation in sport and physical activity and to evidence the impact of projects that are successfully addressing issues and delivering increased opportunities in sport.

With reference to the Government’s Sports Strategy, Sporting Future: A New Strategy For An Active Nation,the study focused on three distinct areas:

  • Initiatives aimed at improving sports participation by lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
  • Volunteering
  • Spectating

The study gave particular consideration to how provision, which has successfully engaged LGBT people, is also working to reduce physical inactivity and to engage those not previously participating in sport. 

This report summaries the work undertaken and makes recommendations to Sport England.

For the full report Click Here

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