It’s time to make EQUALITY visible

What is

Association 6?
 

We are an international non profit association with the goal to make equality visible through sport. All athletes should be treated fairly and equally in all sporting environments regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.  

Change is needed, positive environments are essential and diversity and acceptance must be embraced.  

It’s time to make a difference.

Sport has always played an important role in society.  It has shaped nations, cultures and communities and mirrors the basic values of society.  Sport therefore is a powerful tool that can be used for change and to empower communities to respect each other and promote equality.      

the 6th fundamental

principle of OLYMPism

In December 2014, the International Olympic Committee voted to add sexual orientation protection to its charter.  

sport is a

powerful tool

Homophobia in sport – 

is it a problem?

The first international study on homophobia occurred in 2015 with nearly 10 000 participants.  The study focused on issues of sexuality in sport. The Out on the Fields findings have drawn attention to some alarming facts.  

What can WE do to

make equality

visible? 

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Association 6 offers a three pillar affiliation system and also a partnership program.  The affiliation pillars offer the following services: 

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“Sport has the power to change the world.  It has the power to inspire.  It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does.”

Nelson Mandela, 2000.  

have experienced or

witnessed homophobia

in sport

(Out on the Fields: 2015) 

8/10

believe that homophobia in team sports is more common than the rest of society in their country”   

(Out on the Fields; 2015)

62%  

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These words are derived from the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Our goal is to help strengthen the 6th Fundamental Principle of Olympism by providing sporting federations and associations the means to create positive environments in all sporting arenas.  

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“The enjoyment and the rights and freedoms set forth in this Olympic Charter shall be secured without discrimination of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status”. 

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