This guidance is intended for governing bodies and sports federations
across Europe. It may also be of use for other bodies operating in both
professional and amateur basketball such as clubs, administering bodies
and unions. Finally, we encourage everyone in basketball – no matter who
you are – to view this guidance to better understand what can be done to
make basketball a sport for all.
The guidance is split into four sections. In the first section we seek to
outline what we think are the main issues concerning lesbian, gay, bisexual
and transgender involvement in basketball. In the second we seek to
identify a range of actions that readers can take to help their organisation
prevent discrimination and violence. In the third section we give some
simple ways that your organisation can assess where it is and get started.
Finally, in section four, we give some examples of good practice for you to
Underlying this guidance is the belief that to truly eradicate and end
discrimination and violence, basketball bodies need to not only address
overt examples of inappropriate behaviour, but to take meaningful
and proactive behaviour to make themselves and basketball as a whole
inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Accordingly,
what this guide advocates is a mainstreaming approach – not treating
issues of discrimination as an add on – but creating a culture where all
decisions are taken bearing in mind the significant minority of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender people who love basketball.
We hope that this guide will help your organisation to make basketball
inclusive, welcoming and safe for all.
You may download a copy of the publication Guidance for Basketball Governing Bodies on LGBT Inclusion and the Prevention of Discrimination and Violence in PDF format, or view it online below.