We know that sport is a huge part of university and college life for many students and also that it is one of the primary ways that students engage with their students’ unions. However many LGBT students feel excluded or uncomfortable participating in sport because of factors including the culture, structure, and physical environment in which sport takes place.
This report gives the findings from our research into the sporting experiences of LGBT students in FE and HE, an area that has only seen limited research in the past. This research looks into exactly what barriers LGBT students face in regards to their participation in sport, as well as the experiences of LGBT athletes when they do make the decision to participate. You can also read our good practise case studies here.