You Can Play is dedicated to ensuring equality, respect and safely
for all athletes, without regard to sexual orientation. You Can
Play works to guarantee that athletes are given a fair opportunity
to compete, judged by other athletes and fans alike, only by what
they contribute to the sport or their team's success. You Can Play
seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas
by focusing only on an athlete's skills, work ethic and competitive
LGBT Issues in Sport Blog http://stream.goodwin.drexel.edu/lgbtsportresearchnet/
The website provides public access to research focusing on LGBT
issues in sport, with the goal of turning theory into practice in
order to make sport more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and
transgender individuals. The site also serves as a resource for
sharing research that has been vetted through peer-reviewed processes
to facilitate a greater awareness of work being done in this field,
and connect researchers and activities in order to impact public
policy and education.
2-Spirited People of the
1st Nations (www.2spirits.com)
is a non-profit social services organization whose membership consits
of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in
Toronto. The 2-Spirits organization's programs and services includes:
HIV/AIDS education, outreach, prevention, support and counseling
for 2-spirited people and others living and affected by HIV/AIDS.
is an incorporated non-profit organization with a mission to facilitate
the social and community integration of gay, lesbian, bisexual and
trans youth by: informing and educating, providing aid and support,
and creating a community. It is a bilingual website.
The Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition
is a national organization whose objective is to address the various
health and wellness issues that people who have sexual and emotional
relationships with people of the same gender, or a gender identity
that does not conform to the identity assigned to them at birth,
encounter. It is a bilingual website.
Égale Canada (www.egale.ca)
is a national organization that advances equality and justice for
lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans-identified people and their families
The Federation of Gay Games (www.gaygames.com)
is the umbrella organisation responsible for managing the pre-eminent
international LGBT sports and cultural event, the quadrennial Gay
Fondation Émergence (www.homophobiaday.org)
took on the mission to foster the personal development of gay men,
lesbians, and people of other sexual diversity, to further their
inclusion within society, and to fight prejudice. Fondation Émergence
promotes the International Day Against Homophobia, a theme-day set
aside for the fight against homophobia.
The Gay & Lesbian Athletics Foundation
promotes acceptance and visibility of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
and Transgendered (GLBT) athletics community by the following means:
providing education; mentoring and training; fostering support networks,
promoting positive role models and healthy lifestyles; and, advocating
inclusion, recognition, understanding, and respect among all members
of the athletic community.
Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association
is an international gay and lesbian sport association focused on
developing gay and lesbian sport worldwide, advocating for the rights
of gays and lesbians in sport, and making all places safe for LGBT
athletes to play sport.
Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education
is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring
safe schools for all students, regardless of sexual orientation
or gender identity/expression, and addressing anti-LGBT behaviour
and bias in the school community.
GLSEN Sports Project - Changing the Game: http://sports.glsen.org/
Lesbian and Gay Sports (www.lesbianandgaysports.com)
is the website of Pat Griffin, author, long-time educator and advocate
for social justice in sports. Pat Griffin also publishes a LGBT
Sport Blog, providing commentary on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
issues in sport - Pat Griffin's LGBT Sport Blog:
Massachusetts Safe Schools Program for
Gay and Lesbian Students (www.doe.mass.edu)
is a state-wide program founded in 1993 by the Massachusetts Department
of Elementary & Secondary Education and the Governor’s
Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, providing assistance and encouraging
schools to offer school-based support and safety for LGBT students.
National Centre for Lesbian Rights (www.nclrights.org)
is a national legal organization committed to advancing the civil
and human rights of LGBT people and their families. NCLR’s
Sports Project aims to level the playing field for LGBT players
and coaches through advocacy, public education, and high-profile
Out Proud Olympians (www.o-p-o.org)
is a worldwide organization of sportsmen and sportswomen who have
participated at the international level of sport. Their mandate
is to eliminate homophobia in sport, encourage active healthy living
in the LGBT community, and facilitate participation of this group
at major sporting events.
contains news, features and information on athletes, coaches, sports
administrators and even fans who are publicly out.
Red Card Homophobia (www.redcardhomophobia.org/)
"Keep the game beautiful; give homophobia the red card”
Positive Space (www.positivespace.utoronto.ca)
is the University of Toronto’s Positive Space Campaign Website.
The Positive Space Campaign is a groundbreaking program that identifies
safer and more inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender,
transsexual, intersexed, queer, questioning and Two-Spirited(LGBTTIQQ2S)
students, staff, faculty, alumni and allies at the University of
Toronto. More information can also be found here: www.ac-fpeh.com.
PFLAG Canada (www.pflagcanada.ca)
is a registered charitable organization that provides support, education
and resources to parents, families and individuals who have questions
or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity. PFLAG Canada
has chapters or contacts in more than 60 communities across Canada.
If you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirited,
intersex, queer or questioning, or if you care about someone who
is, PFLAG’s compassionate volunteers are ready to help.
The Blackstripe (www.qrd.org)
provides information and resources for Same Gender Loving and LGBT
persons of African descent.
Deaf Queer Resource Centre (www.deafqueer.org)
is a national nonprofit resource and information center for, by
and about the Deaf Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual,
Intersex and Questioning communities.
Safe Schools Coalition (www.safeschoolscoalition.org)
is an international public-private partnership in support of lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender youth that is working to help
schools become safe places; also offers a vast collection of tools
and resources online.
Sport in Society (www.northeastern.edu)
uses the power and appeal of sport to foster diversity, prevent
violence, and improve the health of local and global communities.
Project TEAMWORK is a diversity awareness and conflict resolution
program. It equips participants with the skills to diffuse potentially
violent encounters and value difference, encouraging greater sensitivity
among people to the racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, ability,
and gender issues impacting their lives.