Sports Media LGBT+

Helping to build a community of LGBT+ people and allies in sport

Sports Media LGBT+ in 2024: Join our network – events calendar, advice, content and more

We’re a group of sports journalists and media professionals who understand the importance of storytelling; we welcome enquiries from prospective new members, and we share inclusive content on our website and social channels; our focus is on amplifying the voices of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in both sport and sports media…

Sports Media LGBT+ 2022 Survey results show effects of increased visibility in industry

Network, advocacy and consultancy group releases findings from its second survey; responses suggest industry is more LGBT+-inclusive now than in 2018 but several challenges remain, particularly for trans and non-binary employees; “strong correlation between LGBT+ visibility in the workplace and responsible reporting”

‘All my teammates have got my back’: Blair Hamilton talks trans inclusion on Football v Transphobia Podcast

Goalkeeper Blair Hamilton plays for fifth-tier Saltdean United Women, while Natalie Washington is at Rushmoor in tier six; they’re probably the most high-profile trans women players in English football; on a special FvT Pod for the Week of Action, they discuss welcoming cultures, spikes in anti-trans reporting stats and more…

Football v Transphobia Week of Action to highlight trans-inclusive clubs amid rise in reports of anti-trans discrimination

Sixth annual activation of FvT campaign being held from March 24 through to Trans Day of Visibility at end of month; clubs and leagues encouraged to promote their trans and non-binary inclusive values, using hashtag #FvT2024…

‘My own journey inspires me to cover LGBTQ+ athletes’: Sky Sports’ Becky Thompson Q&A for International Women’s Day

From interviewing trans athletes for the Telegraph and CNN, to fronting an LGBT+ History Month video for Sky’s WSL TikTok account, Becky Thompson is telling important stories at a time when women in sport face a high risk of abuse on social media; to mark IWD 2024 and its #InspireInclusion theme, she talks about the icons she admires, her Ultimate Frisbee passion, being pan, and the advice she got from an industry great…

Cardiff will be first UK host city of LGBTQ+-inclusive EuroGames multi-sport event in 2027

Pride Sports Cymru successful in securing bid to host EuroGames in 2027; the result comes after a tightly contested vote at the EGLSF (European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation) Annual General Assembly in Antwerp; “The legacy the games will create is enormous,” says Sport Wales’ Jess Williams…

Zander Murray, Tracy Brown, Man Utd and Gender Goals among winners at fabulous Football v Homophobia Awards

Impactful work on educating young people, improving fan experience and trans inclusion highlighted at fifth annual ceremony; Proud Baggies make it a hat-trick and Stargazy FC also successful on LGBTQ+ football’s biggest night of the year; FvH campaign director Lou Englefield says event at Manchester’s National Football Museum was “a joyful celebration of resistance”

‘I spent so long not allowing myself to know I was gay’: Matt Morton on the Football v Homophobia Podcast

The Thetford Town FC player-manager speaks on a new episode, after his appearances in TV documentaries ‘Rylan: Football, Homophobia and Me’ and ‘The Last Taboo’; Sevenoaks Town player Jahmal Howlett-Mundle, a fellow member of the LGBTQ+ Professionals in Football Collective, also appears in the programme; they join Jon Holmes for an in-depth conversation – listen now…