Outsport leads Europe’s first research on LGBTI people and sport16 April 2018

EuropeanCommission Erasmus+projectOutsportisleadingEurope’s first researchonLGBTIandsporttoprovidean empiricalbaseandusefulknowledgetodevelopnewpreventiveapproachesandeducationalstrategiestocombatdiscriminationandviolenceagainsttheLGBTIcommunityandto facilitateaccesstosport. 

An online survey, conducted by the German Sport University Cologne, will gather the experience of the LGBTI community in and around grassroots sport. The questionnaire is available in six languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Hungarian.

It is aimed LGBTI people who are aged 16 years and above and live in the European Union. Neither sport participation nor discrimination experiences are mandatory to participate.

The social campaign #yourvoicecounts accompanies its dissemination. Photos and videos with testimonials invite people to be protagonists, telling their experience and contributing to a better knowledge of their relationship with sport.

The first findings from the survey will be published by the end of 2018.

Outsport is a European project promoted by the Italian Association for Culture and Sport (AICS) with its Lgbti Department GAYCS and by the European partners LEAP Sports Scotland, Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC), FRIGO Hungary and German Sport University  Cologne (GSU).