LGBTQI+ Inclusion in Sports

Gender Identity in Sport

Morgan Crowe
Associate, Sports Law and Dispute Resolution - Leman Solicitors

In this video Morgan explains that with the numbers of people identifying as transgender growing, clubs need to proactively consider implementing policies that will support all of their members. Morgan stresses that clubs need to think about the person at home, aged 16, who has recently identified as transgender, wondering how they can now play the sport they love and feel comfortable doing so. We need to ensure these people don’t just drop out. Morgan looks back at some of the most high profile cases in sporting history when governing bodies retrospectively introduced reactionary policies and the detrimental, damaging effect this had on individuals and the governing authorities themselves. Clubs should consider implementing policies now to ensure that they balance inclusivity with safety and fair competition.

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Morgan Crowe

Morgan is a solicitor in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team, and is qualified to practice in Ireland, England and Wales. Morgan advises on all aspects of commercial litigation and dispute resolution with an emphasis on sports disputes and governance. He has advised on everything from “grass roots” sports issues up to international and Olympic legal contracts and disputes.

Other Videos in this Series

Setting the Scene

Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile
Assistant Professor of Law, LlM Programme Chair – DCU