Trans* and non-binary
and non-binary
in sport

The context

There’s no denying the fact that trans and gender non-conforming people are a long way from taking part in sport, and are marginalized in recreational sport by unsuitable infrastructures or clumsy, derogatory or even violent behavior. Several studies bear witness to this: according to an internal study carried out by the LGBT+ sports federation, 100% of trans people surveyed consider that transphobia is present in non-LGBT sports clubs, compared with 40% in LGBT clubs; according to the same study, the primary reason why trans and non-gendered people join an LGBT sports club is to feel safe there. According to a 2022 IPSOS 1 survey, 62% of sportspeople surveyed consider that if a trans person joined their structure or team, it would provoke negative reactions. However, a study carried out in 2022 on “Sport and trans” indicates that two-thirds of trans people surveyed believe that “sport helps in a transition, whatever it may be”.

To change this situation, we want to address the following three issues by providing concrete, accessible solutions to bring trans and gender-neutral people who so wish into more regular, supervised sport: how can we make infrastructures and organizations more suitable for the inclusion of trans and gender-neutral people in leisure/amateur sport? How can we change mentalities to better include trans and non-gendered people in recreational / amateur sport? How can we better inform trans, transitioning and gender-neutral people about the possibilities available to them for practicing sport in a safe environment?

The sessions will be moderated by Julia Hamel and Patrick Ferlin, accompanied by PWC (partner of Paris 2024) represented by Charline Brot and Jose-Carlos Flores, who will support us in the moderation and assist with the institutional rendering.


03rd April

#1 Group presentation

Les sessions se tiendront entre avril et juin avec une thématique spécifique à chacune.

24th April

#2 Deconstruct existing categories

Deconstruct binarity and move away from gender equity by creating new categories.

Develop gender diversity, including in male categories.

15th May

#3 Chartres and doctrines

Updating best practices to better welcome trans people and gender diversity in sport.

05th June

#4 Communicate and raise awareness

On trans people in sports structures (management and coaching in particular) and communicate the inclusive nature of clubs to trans and non-binary people.

19th June

#5 Infrastructure (including governance)

Modification of existing structures and proposals for future structures.



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