Making sport safe comfortable and welcoming for LGBTI people

Making Sport Safe, Comfortable and Inclusive for LGBTI people with James Lolicato

Here’s an Aussie organisation that’s transforming attitudes towards sport. Proud 2 Play is making sport safe, comfortable and inclusive for LGBTI people. Find out how they’re doing it.

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Episode 32 Overview

In this episode, an Australian organisation that’s transforming LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex) people’s attitudes towards sports participation – bringing them back to the games they love.

Why do so many LGBTI young people stop playing sports between 16 and 20? And what teaching strategies can we use to turn this situation around – to make physical education and sports environments more inclusive?

Plus, what can you do – if you’re in an unsafe, unwelcoming sports environment?

There’s also the Lightning Round where we’re pushing the edges of participation, body image, pronouns and feeling welcome in sport.

Show Guest – James Lolicato

James Lolicato - Making sport safe, comfortable and inclusive for lgbti people

James Lolicato – Photo supplied

James Lolicato is the co-founder of Proud 2 Play Inc  with Ryan Storr. Proud 2 Play Inc.  seeks to create safe, inclusive sporting spaces for LGBTI people.

Episode Run-Down

  • Introduction
  • What do we know about LGBTI people and participation in sport?
  • Why do pronouns matter – in sport?
  • Why do LGBTI people feel unsafe in Physical Education (Phys Ed) classes or sports?
  • Inclusive teaching strategies for Phys Ed
  • Practices of an inclusive Phys Ed Teacher
  • Why was Proud 2 Play set up?
  • Why does the social-relational side matter so much in sport?
  • What teaching/coaching strategies work?
  • What can you do if you’re LGBTI and want to be out playing sport?
  • The Lightning Round
  • What’s changed for James – in terms of how he sees sport and himself?

Making Sport Safe, Comfortable and Inclusive for LGBTI people – Resourcesroud2play - Making sport safe, comfortable and inclusive for lgbti people

Making Sport Inclusive for Gender Diverse People

 Social Justice and Sports Resources

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CHECK OUT my ‘Physical Education and Sports Resources with a Social Justice Edge’ page

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