Homophobia and transphobia in sport


British Wrestling is signed up to the the Charter to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport. 

One year since the Charter was launched, as at March 2012, the Charter enjoyed the support of over 3000 signatories, including 35 of the National Governing Bodies of sports funded by Sport England.

Further information is available via the links to the right

About the Sports Charter

The Football Association, England and Wales Cricket Board, Lawn Tennis Association, Rugby Football League and Rugby Football Union,and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, were amongst the first signatories.

The Charter states:

  • 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

See the Sports Charter in full.


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