Sports charter

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.

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You can help spread the message far and wide
that there is no room for homophobia or transphobia in sport.

Show your support - email us, like our Facebook page and invite your friends, team mates
and local clubs to sign up too.

Together, we can make sport equal for all. 

Enter our logo competition

Enter our competition to design a logo for our campaign to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport.

We are asking budding designers to create an emblem for the Sports charter campaign that helps spread the message that hate of any kind in sport is not acceptable. Sports clubs, fans and players across the country will then use this logo to show they back the campaign.

The competition is targeted at young people but is open to anyone with creative flair.

The competition closes on Wednesday 18 January 2012 at 5pm. Rugby Union star, Ben Cohen will shortlist the top entries, which will then be put on our Facebook page for a public vote.

Ready to submit your design?

Email us your entry by sending it in a digital format (e.g. PDF, powerpoint, jpeg) or by post on an A4 piece of paper to Nancy Tenenbaum at Home Office, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF.

Don't forget to include your name, date of birth, and contact details, together with a brief description of your idea behind your design - and remember it needs to work across all sizes, even when it's as small as a ten pence piece, so please keep it simple and bold.

Please help us spread the word by telling your friends, colleagues, team mates and local clubs about the competition. More information is in the competition leaflet.

Terms and conditions

If you are thinking of taking part in the logo competition, please download our terms and conditions.

Use the sports charter communication toolkit to spread the word

The communications toolkit will help national governing bodies and clubs to promote the Charter and to demonstrate the work you are doing to tackle homophobia and transphobia. The toolkit includes:

  • top tips for getting the message out
  • features articles for club magazines or programmes and sport National Governing Body
  • press notice, poster, flyer and leaflet 

About the Sports charter

The Football Association, England and Wales Cricket Board, Lawn Tennis Association, Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union,and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, were amongst the first signatories.

The Charter states:

  • 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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