As part of Sheffield United Community Foundation’s (SUCF) action during Pride Month, LGBT+ inclusion training sessions were delivered by local charity partner SAYiT for all community staff at Bramall Lane.
SAYiT is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans plus (LGBT+) young people and sexual health/HIV charity that has been running in Sheffield since 1999.
The sessions aimed to educate staff members about LGBT+ inclusion and covered topics such as sexual orientation, gender identity, homophobic language and how this can be reported and the importance of using Pronouns.
The sessions were the first of a three-year partnership in which 30 more sessions will be delivered to different groups through our Empower LGBT+ project.
Dylan Hadley, SAYiT Youth Coordinator, said: “It was fantastic to deliver training to the lovely Sheffield United Community Foundation team and see how committed to inclusion and diversity they are.
“We can’t wait to continue working together to remove barriers that prevent LGBT+ young people taking part in sport activities.”
Amy Hood, SUCF Empower LGBT+ Coordinator, said: “The training that was provided by SAYiT was delivered exceptionally and in such a positive and engaging way.
“They [SAYiT] reassured everyone that no question was a silly question and welcomed everyone to speak openly.
“It’s an incredibly important training session and one that was extremely well received by all of our staff, we can’t wait for more sessions with SAYiT and to carry on striving to be the most inclusive organisation as possible!”
Sheffield United Community Foundation is an inclusive organisation, and these sessions help to ensure that all our staff members are mindful of how to be inclusive to everyone.
For information about the Empower LGBT+ Project and the programmes that we offer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.