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Conference 2020

Save the date: Friday 6th November, Glasgow

LEAP Sports hosts a biennial conference. Our next conference will take place in Glasgow on Friday 6th November 2020.  Sign up will open in April 2020 when the theme will be announced. If you are interested in speaking, running a workshop, or presenting on LGBTIQ+ issues in sport, please email us at

In the meantime, check out below for information on our previous 2 conferences.  

Changing LGBTI+ Lives through Sport and Physical Activity (2018) 

Our 2018 conference explored the impact and good practice in supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex people's inclusion and participation in sport and physical activity.  We heard about initiatives and practices which have made a huge difference, from some of the sports bodies and clubs doing some of this work, as well as personal stories and up-to-date research on LGBTI+ people's experiences across Scotland and beyond.

You can find the conference programme and list of speakers here.

Diverse Identities in Sport (2016)

Our 2016 conference focused on the issue of inclusion of transgender, intersex, non-binary, gender queer, asexual and other diverse identities related to gender and sexuality in their intersections with other identities within a sport context, and looked at practice and strategy for inclusion. It looked at a range of pathways but primarily focused on access level, grassroots and recreational sport.  The conference was organised as a part of the Annual General Assembly of the EGLSF which was hosted by LEAP Sports. 

The list of speakers can be found here.