Healthcare needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people 7

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0298
Question By: 
Andrew Dismore
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Participation is sport is key to improving individuals' health. However, nearly a third of young gay and bisexual men, together with 14% of young lesbian and bisexual women are bullied during sport. How are you working to make sure that attempts to encourage young people to be physically active are inclusive of all Londoners, including gay Londoners?

Answer

Answer for Healthcare needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people 7

Answer for Healthcare needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual people 7

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Sports Legacy Programme aims to secure a sustained increase in participation in sport and physical activity amongst all groups of Londoners. Projects funded through this programme are required to have appropriate equal opportunities and complaints policy/procedures in place and must ensure that they do not discriminate against any person; this is a non-negotiable condition of funding.

In addition, to achieve my Healthy Schools London Award schools should provide opportunities for all pupils to be physically active.  The Well London programme promotes opportunities to be more physically active to all young people living in the target areas.