The present government is very keen to eradicate homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools. To that end they have created:
The Charter has four points:
- We believe that everyone should be able to participate in and enjoy sport – whoever they are and whatever their background.
- We believe that sport is about fairness and equality, respect and dignity. Sport teaches individuals how to strive and succeed, how to cope with success and disappointment, and brings people together with a common goal.
- We are committed to making these values a reality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We will work together, and individually, to rid sport of homophobia and transphobia.
- We will make sport a welcome place for everyone – for those participating in sport, those attending sporting events and for those working or volunteering in sports at any level. We will work with all these groups to ensure they have a voice, and to challenge unacceptable behaviour.
The Football Association, the Lawn Tennis Association, the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Rugby Football League and the Rugby Football Union have now joined the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) in becoming the first signatories of the Charter for Action.
We recommend that your school signs up to it
- They have also produced a work plan to help eradicate homophobia and transphobia in schools.
- 21/6/11 – Pink Paper reports on Pride reception at Downing Street with focus on LGBT in sport