All of us at Baseball Manitoba believe in creating a sport environment that is safe & respectful for all, regardless of a participant’s ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches is a great resource to check out to learn more about how you can help create a welcoming environment for those who identify as LGBTQI2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or Questioning), Intersex, and Two-Spirit). Learn more below.
Leading the Way: Working with LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches is based on the lived experiences of Canadian athletes and coaches. This resource highlights current issues in Canadian sport, from playground to podium, and aims to make sport a more welcoming place for those who identify as LGBTQI2S. Leading the Way provides information to help coaches understand LBGTQphobia and the negative impact it has on everyone in their sport. It suggests best practices for creating a sport environment that is safe and respectful for all.
Canadian Women & Sport have multiple helpful resources available for their community. Build your knowledge on gender equity and sport with their library of publications on topics including the psychosocial factors that impact sport participation for girls, how to make sure LGBTQI2S athletes and coaches feel safe and included, how to build a better board, and more.