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More needs to be done to encourage more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to take part in sport and physical activity.

At a glance

Compared to other groups, data on the physical activity levels of the lesbian, gay, bisuexual and transgender (LGBT+) community - and the sport they play - is less well established. As a result, relatively little has been done to address engagement of these communities.

Research informing action

We commissioned Pride Sports to do a 10-week study examining the levels of participation of LGBT+ people in sport. The Sport, Physical Activity and LGBT+ report is the first step of many in our journey to engaging more LGBT+ people to take part in sport and physical activity.

Based on the findings from the report, we’re developing key actions designed to help encourage more people to get active.

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Our strategy – Towards an Active Nation

Getting LGBT+ people more involved in sport and activity is an important part of our Towards an Active Nation strategy.

Our vision is that everyone in England, regardless of age, background or ability, feels able to take part in sport or activity. 

We’re working to ensure LGBT+ people are given as many opportunities and as much support to get active as people with other protected characteristics.

Learn more about our Towards an Active Nation strategy

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