Inclusive Sport Practices: “You don’t include people by excluding other people”

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Flinders University’s Sport, Health, Activity, Performance and Exercise (SHAPE)
Research Centre are pleased to submit the following report related to sport and the LGBTIQ+ community to Inclusive Sport South Australia (SA) and the Office for
Recreation, Sport and Racing.

This is the first South Australia to identify barriers and enablers in sport for theLGBTIQ+ community. The findings and recommendations will help to advance a
holistic approach for reducing homophobia and ‘homohysteria’ within sporting
environments. Furthermore, the report provides contextually-informed evidence
for creating, maintaining and enhancing inclusive sport environments for LGBTIQ+ participants and allies based on extensive research examining:

• Current barriers to sport participation for the LGBTIQ+ community;
• Enabling influences that can be enhanced and expanded to other clubsand organisations to promote inclusion;

• Means, methods and practices to arrest barriers to sport;
SHAPE would like to thank Inclusive Sport SA for the opportunity to investigate this important area of research. The findings in this report will positively impact the sporting sector and support efforts to create and sustain welcoming and
inclusive environments for the spectrum of sexualities and genders in South
Australia and beyond.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSouth Australia
PublisherFlinders University
Number of pages72
Publication statusPublished - May 2019

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  • LGBTIQ+ participants
  • barriers and enablers in sport
  • report


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