LGBTQIA+ Resources


As part of our mission as a club, South Jersey Track & Field strives to provide athletic opportunities for all children, of all identities. We also seek to use our influence in the community to promote more widespread inclusion across all youth sports.

By no means complete, here is a resource list for families navigating the world of youth athletics, and leaders who are interested in promoting equity in their areas.

Organizations and Websites:

Athlete Ally

“Ally educates athletic communities at all levels — sport governing bodies, teams, and individual athletes — to understand obstacles to inclusion for LGBTQ people in sports and how they can build inclusive communities on their teams or within their organizations.”

A great warehouse of documents covering topics from law to statements and reports from organizations like the Women’s Sports Foundation

The Trevor Project

Wide range of resources for everything LGBTQIA+

Advocacy Documents

Play to Win; Improving the Lives of LGBTQ Youth in Sports 

A PDF produced by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation

Research Brief: LGBTQ Youth Sports Participation

A report by The Trevor Project, a great resource for all things LGBTQIA+

Fact Sheet: The Importance of Sports Participation for Transgender Youth

The Center for American Progress

Resources for Coaches, Administrators, and Community Leaders


33 LGBTQIA+ Terms You Should Know

Grammarly article

Five ways to have an LGBTQ-inclusive athletics department

NCAA Resource

LGBT SportSafe Inclusion Program

Provides education on inclusion specific to athletics administration

Micah Porter LGBTQ+ & Athletics Teen Tool-Kit

Micah Porter is an advocate with a great blog, Out & About.

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