LEAP Sports

Vision & Objectives

LEAP Sports is committed to breaking down the social and personal barriers which discourage LGBT people across the country from participating in Scottish sports.

Our Mission

Sport, and all the benefits it brings, should be for everyone, and we are dedicated to making Scotland a proud leader in the ongoing campaign to recognise and celebrate diversity in sport.

We work with sports groups and various community partners from all across Scotland to pursue our five key objectives:

  1. To advance community development through supporting the development of LGBT sports organisations and their leaders across Scotland.
  2. To promote equality and diversity through challenging discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity within sport, and to work towards the visibility and inclusion of LGBT people in mainstream sports.
  3. To promote equality and diversity through influencing national agencies, governing bodies and leaders within mainstream sports, and to support them to implement policies of equality and inclusion.
  4. To organise recreational activities which improve the quality of life for LGBT people encouraging and enabling them to overcome the barriers which block their access to sport.
  5. To further the advancement of public participation in sport by using the legacy of the Olympic Games (London 2012) and the Commonwealth Games (Glasgow 2014) as an opportunity for LGBT sports development and growth.