Combating discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity

Themes

IX. Sports

39. Homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity in sports are, like racism and other forms of discrimination, unacceptable and should be combated.

40. Sport activities and facilities should be open to all without discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity; in particular, effective measures should be taken to prevent, counteract and punish the use of discriminatory insults with reference to sexual orientation or gender identity during and in connection with sports events.

41. Member states should encourage dialogue with and support sports associations and fan clubs in developing awareness-raising activities regarding discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in sport and in condemning manifestations of intolerance towards them.

Activities conducted within the framework of the LGBT Project

Multilateral meeting

Social inclusion through sport

Fair access to sport for LGBT persons;

organising the conference “Sport for all”; updating and dissemination of EPAS-guidelines regarding inclusion of LGBT people in sport