Homophobic and transphobic bullying in youth sport

Last updated: 20 Jul 2018 Topics: Anti-bullying

This CPSU briefing (PDF) provides a definition of homophobic and transphobic bullying, statistics and recommendations for how to prevent and respond to incidents of homophobia and transphobia.


  • background
  • impact
  • challenging myths
  • prevention
  • recognition
  • responding to homophobic and transphobic bullying
  • conclusions
Download the briefing (PDF)

Related resources

For resources and advice on protecting LGBT+ young people, see our topic page on LGBTQ+ young people in sport.

Support for young people

Many young lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans people have difficult experiences when they reveal their sexual orientation or identity, but there is support available – visit Childline's sexual identity pages to find out more.

Bullying can take place at school, at a sports club or online. For more information about homophobic and other types of bullying, visit Childline's bullying pages.