LGBTIQ+ | Equality, Diversity & Inclusion | Badminton Scotland

Badminton Scotland is a member of the National LGBTI Sports Group, chaired by LEAP Sports since November 2023. This group exists to have a strategic overview of matters of LGBTI equality within sport in Scotland. 

90% of LGBTIQ+ in 2019 believed that homophobia and transphobia remain current problems in sport (Out in the Fields). 

Badminton Scotland believes providing accessible and inclusive opportunities to play badminton locally is key to engaging with LGBTIQ+ people, and we are keen to ensure all our affiliated clubs are committed to this. 

Badminton Scotland Introduction to LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in Sport E-learning Course

The aim of this self-directed e-learning course is to give the learner an introduction to LGBTIQ+ issues in sport. This course is useful for everyone involved in sport, including but not limited to players, coaches, officials, club committees, as well as parents and guardians.

Follow the steps below to access the course:

  • Create a sportscotland Brightspace account here
  • Once logged in, go to your homepage and click on the ‘Discover’ tab
  • Select the course called ‘Introduction to LGBTIQ+ Inclusion in Sport’

LGBTIQ+ Inclusive Badminton Clubs in Scotland

Edinburgh Racqueteers

Westwoods Health Club, Edinburgh

ShuttleScots Badminton Club

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Truegrip Badminton

Scotstoun Leisure Centre, Glasgow

Glenearn Badminton Club

Academy of Sport & Wellbeing/ North Inch Community Campus, Perth