LGBTQIA+ Pride Month!


🏳️‍🌈 June is Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈 

Monaliiku stands for human rights for everyone, and therefore is and will always be an ally for the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Although much progress has been made in the inclusiveness and openness within the sport culture, “women with multiple marginalized identities experience various forms of discrimination leaving long-lasting and harmful effects” (Melton and Byant, 2017).  

Migrant and multicultural women experience practices of oppression and discrimination that intersect in different dimensions, such as gender, race and social class.  

We strive to build spaces where women from all cultural and social backgrounds can feel safe and free to express themselves. Monaliiku chooses sport as a mean of change and empowerment not only for its benefits on well-being and health, but also for its being a collective practice, which fosters the construction of inclusive, open, sensitive and caring communities.  

Stop to a heteronormative, homophobic and transphobic sport culture! ⚧ 🏳️‍⚧️ 🏳️‍🌈 


Source: "Mandating Intersectionality in Sport Psychology. Centering LGBTQ women of color athletes" by Martez D. R. Smith, Cathryn B. Lucas, Erica Tibbetts, and Leeja Carter in Feminist Applied Sport Psychology: From Theory to Practice ed by Leeja Carter, Routledge, 2020.