Out In Sport

At Cardiff University everyone is welcome. All students should be able to play sport regardless of sexuality, gender identity or ability.

Sport is a huge part of University life for a great number of students all over the UK. It provides extra-curricular activity as a break from studies; not only having health and fitness benefits but also providing a great opportunity to meet and make friends.

Did you know -

- 43% of LGBT people think public sporting events aren’t a welcoming space for LGBT people.

- 4 in 10 gay and bi men and three in ten lesbian and bi women would expect to experience homophobia if they participated in a team sport while being open about their sexual orientation (Gay in Britain, 2013)

- 11% of LGBT people have been discriminated against while exercising at a fitness club or taking part in group sport in the last year. 28 per cent of trans people have been discriminated against.

We need to play our part in making sure that sport is as inclusive as it can be at Cardiff University.

We need to END all Homophobic, Biphobic and transphobic 'banter' and language on the sports field. Think about your actions, call out other people, make sure therevpsoci is change for the better

After in-depth reports from NUS UK and Sport Wales, Cardiff and Swansea Student Unions launched the ‘Out In Sport’ campaign alongside the Welsh Varsity tournament in 2013. The campaign aimed to help break down some of the barriers that LGBT+ students face when it comes to participating in sport. Out in Sport encourages a sporting environment that welcomes all students regardless of sexual preference or orientation, and aims to dispel negative perceptions held by LGBT+ students.

Show your support for all LGBT+ students by joining the rainbow laces campaign. In the simplest terms, this campaign is about you as an individual or club stepping up as an ally and a supporter of everyone taking part in sport. It’s no more complicated than that.