Sexual and gender diversity in physical education and sports


There exists a unique and profound link between being a man, masculinity and sport. What is generally expected of ‘real’ boys, is that they be coordinated, explosive and strong. ‘Real’ girls are supposed to be elegant and artistic.

Youth that don’t conform to these stereotypes are often rejected and bullied by other youth and even sometimes by adults. Homophobia, transphobia and gender-based harassment hurt all youth, even those that are not LGBTQ.

In this 3-hour workshop we cover the following themes:

  • Key concepts about sexual and gender diversity
  • Common myths
  • Unique historical context of physical education and sports
  • Homophobia and transphobia in schools and in sports
  • Intervention strategies in real-life situations