Physical activity has positive mental and physical health benefits. And yet, physical activity can be unwelcoming to transgender and non-binary participants. A Pride Sports study (2016) showed that transphobic language, and the acceptance of transphobic banter, continue to pervade physical activity environments. Drawing on new research from Bournemouth University involving a local transgender social group Communi-T and their positive and negative experiences of swimming, our expert panel discuss what more can be done to open up physical activity opportunities to transgender and non-binary communities.
Part of UK LGBT+ History Month 2020.
Dr Jayne Caudwell, Associate Professor, Department of Social Sciences and Social Work, Bournemouth University
Simon Croft, Director of Professional and Educational Services, Gendered Intelligence
Natalie Washington, Pride Sports
Owl (Ugla Stefanía Kristjönudóttir Jónsdóttir), Writer, Film maker and Campaigner
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