National LGBTI Sports Group
The National LGBTI Sports Group is a national group which exists to have a strategic overview of matters of LGBTI equality within sport in Scotland. It was established in 2013 as one of the recommendations from the Out for Sport report.
The National Group recognise that LGBTI people experience particular issues that prevent their equal access and participation in sport; and that LGBTI-phobia in sport causes significant barriers and inequality in sport. It is therefore committed to full inclusion of LGBTI people in sport and physical activity and to tackling LGBTI-phobia within sport. Here is how we work on these issues:
The terms of reference for the group can be found here. The group is Chaired by LEAP Sports and membership of the group consists of strategic partners, umbrella bodies, national LGBTI organisations and sports governing body representatives. The current membership is:
- Scottish Government (Active Scotland division)
- Scottish Student Sport
- Equality Network
- Stonewall Scotland
- Scottish Football Association
- Scottish Squash
- Scottish Athletics
- Scottish ClubSport
The group meets quarterly and provides a means to facilitate discussion and collaboration between key stakeholders and support the implementation of change. Any organisation wishing to become a member of the group should contact by email or letter to firstname.lastname@example.org or Hugh Torrance, LEAP Sports Scotland, Baltic Chambers 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow G2 6HJ. The group will decide whether to approve or refuse the application at their next meeting at the latest, and will notify the applicant within 2 weeks of the decision.