Trans Can Sport is a not-for-profit project based in Brighton and Hove. It was created to get trans people into exercise and healthy living, and aims to help anyone who feels their transgender identity makes participating in sport difficult, including people who are questioning or exploring their gender. We also welcome their friends, families and allies.
Trans people want to engage in activities, both sporting and social, like everyone else. Trans Can Sport was formed to provide a safe space to allow these things to happen in a supportive, friendly and non-competitive environment.
We work with local fitness professionals and organisations to provide free or low-cost sports sessions, and we make sure our trainers have a thorough understanding of how gender may affect their discipline.
Trans Can Sport provides a relaxed environment that allows people to connect with their bodies in a positive way. In the words of one of our participants: “I no longer feel alone and don't have to worry about being self-conscious in front of people who don't understand why I might look different. I'm looking forward to taking part in as many of the future activities as I can”.
We rely on funding, grants and the generosity of donations to be able to continue running our activities and to keep as many sessions free or as low cost as possible. Your donation will allow us to continue running our current activities and start new ones. We also use donations to help our trans identified coaches get the training and qualifications they need to lead Trans Can Sport sessions.
Our team and participants are so grateful for all of your donations, they really do help to make a difference to people’s lives. So, thank you, from Rory, Marquita, and everyone at Trans Can Sport.
You can find out more about us on the Trans Can Sport website or on our Facebook page.