Today, there are more LGBTQ+ athletes than ever before competing openly as their true selves.
2022 saw the first openly gay player to come out in professional UK men’s football in over 30 years. The Lionesses became Euros Champions with 7 openly LGBTQ+ players on the squad. Over 40 openly LGBTQ+ athletes competed at this year’s Commonwealth Games. But for every success story, there are countless more untold stories of LGBTQ+ people who are forced to abandon their love of sports and fitness. Because in PE lessons, the gym and in the stands, people bully, belittle and exclude, making them feel out of place. Sport is for all, and everyone should be welcome.
We’ve designed these lesson packs for you to use in Rainbow Laces week and beyond, because LGBTQ+ inclusion has no off season. Choose the activities to best suit the needs of your class and to fit the amount of time you have available.
- Secondary and Post-16
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