On Monday 14 March 2011 the government, together with major sporting bodies, launched a Charter calling for anyone and everyone with an interest or involvement in sport to unite in a common cause to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.
The Football Association, England and Wales Cricket Board, Lawn Tennis Association, Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union, together with the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, were amongst the first signatories.
You can help
We now need your help in ensuring we spread the message far and wide that there is no room for homophobia or transphobia in sport.
But please don't stop there.
We need you to spread the word by inviting your friends, team mates and local clubs to sign up too.
Together, we can make sport equal for all.
The Sports Charter
We believe that everyone should be able to participate in and enjoy sport – whoever they are and whatever their background
We believe that sport is about fairness and equality, respect and dignity. Sport teaches individuals how to strive and succeed, how to cope with success and disappointment, and brings people together with a common goal
We are committed to making these values a reality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We will work together, and individually, to rid sport of homophobia and transphobia
We will make sport a welcome place for everyone – for those participating in sport, those attending sporting events and for those working or volunteering in sports at any level
We will work with all these groups to ensure they have a voice, and to challenge unacceptable behaviour
See the Sports Charter in full.
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