Sport Disrupted: Sex_uality Matters

Sport is about performance only, so sports organisations claim, and sports policies promote ‘sports for all‘. Yet, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex characteristics (SOGIESC) still affect participation. Grassroots and nonprofit LGBTIQ initiatives, activist athletes, sports policy makers and social scientists will discuss:

  • effects of sports gender binary and heteronormativity on amateur and professional athletes
  • consequences of homophobia / transphobia / interphobia on the daily lives of amateurs and professionals
  • sports as tool for empowering LBGTIQ people
  • visions and possibilities for an inclusive and non-binary sports world
  • challenges for and the meaning of ‘fair’ competition
  • lessons to learn from non-binary grass roots sports and LGBTIQ projects

This conference addresses the role of SOGIESC in sports in the light of current restrictions on human rights and in hope of a more inclusive future.


Wednesday Oct 30 5pm Pre-conference:
film screening the World Premiere of the documentary “DIVERSITIES IN SPORTS” by Maria Takacs @ Kino Wolf, Berlin

Thursday Oct 31 9:30am ‒ 6:30pm Conference:
@ Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Schumannstr. 8, 10117 Berlin,

For further information please contact: c.guellediscoverfootballde


30. Oktober 2019, 17.00 – 31. Oktober 2019, 18.30