Practicing sports should be empowering, strengthening, inclusive. It shouldn’t be such a fight for anyone to take even the first steps into any type of sport. If you want to keep sports fair and honest, like so many anti-trans voices out there claim, you welcome trans and intersex people – both in amateur and elite sports. Banning someone from participation is as far removed from the olympic mindset as can be.
One day after Trans Day of Visibility, Els Van Doesburg, alderman of N-VA and new columnist of De Morgen, decides to open an attack on trans athletes. Her starting point? Reducing trans women to mediocre men’s bodies who will walk away with medals in women’s competitions. A bad 1 April joke that calls for a basic lesson in gender and sport.
We are on the verge of a wonderful sports summer with the Olympic Games, the European Football Championship and many other events. Athletes of whom we are proud are working their butts off. We support them, we look up to them, and yet many of them cannot be fully themselves.
From brave athletes who came out of the closet to fantastic sport performances. There were many hopeful events this year. Read the top moments of 2018!
Out For The Win is at the table with the Flemish government together with Sport.Vlaanderen and Çavaria to see what steps we can take for more inclusion and acceptation of LGBT+ athletes in sports.
Whether you have no problem at all to speak in front of your team or you’re rather shy, there might come a moment when you want to share with your teammates and club that you’re gay, bi or trans. Here are ten ideas that can help you!
For many athletes, music is very important while training and working out. That’s why Out For The Win made a playlist with awesome summer tunes. Let’s go surfing!
Pro footballer and OFTW ambassador Hannah picked her favorites and made a workout playlist, just for you!
At 19 May we marched at the Belgian Pride in Brussels!
Exactly 20 years ago today, Justin Fashanu stepped out of life. The Briton, who caused a furore at Norwich City in the early 1980s, was in 1990 the first football player who came out. With this coming-out, Fashanu paved the way for many other LGBT athletes, but his confession also led to a lot of misunderstanding and prejudice.