More about Play Proud
When designed and facilitated in the right way, sport community programs have the potential to provide youth with a support structure that helps navigate the challenges of growing up and finding their own identities. While there has been an increased interest to address the issue of homophobia in sports, there is still a lot of work to be done both on and off the field to make sporting communities more inclusive to LGBTQ+ athletes and spectators. According to an HRC study, 42% of all LGBTQ+ youth feel their community does not accept them. These same youths are twice as likely as their peers to be physically assaulted in school.
Play Proud will thus develop a toolkit that will serve as a resource and manual to allow community-based organizations working with limited resources to create positive organizational change and to be more effective in their work.
To ensure the continuity of activities well beyond the online dissemination of the toolkit, our focus lies on amplifying the impact through multiplier trainings, festivals and the establishment of regional knowledge hubs that will spread the message globally.