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Halifax, NS (July 24, 2020) – Basketball Nova Scotia (BNS) believes in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for athletes of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds and more. Today, Basketball Nova Scotia released their Trans Inclusion Policy with support from Halifax’s Youth Project. The Youth Project is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing support and services to youth around issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. Providing a variety of programs, services and leadership to the LGBTQIA+ community, Basketball Nova Scotia couldn’t be prouder to have worked alongside them to create a policy that provides leadership and safe spaces for the basketball community. “The guidance and education provided in creating this policy was unbelievable. This is only a small steppingstone to making Basketball a welcoming sport for all. We’re working to change wording in our registration forms and looking for ways to provide education to those involved in our organization from staff to coaches.” says BNS Executive Director, Katherine Brien. BNS provides leadership for roughly 80 basketball clubs in the province and is excited to roll the policy out from the ground up to improve the standards of basketball in our province.

To read the Basketball Nova Scotia Trans Inclusion Policy, click here.

About Basketball Nova Scotia

Basketball Nova Scotia is the sport governing body for amateur Basketball. We provide membership services, grassroots and high-performance programs while promoting the growth and development of our game. Basketball Nova Scotia is a non-profit, representing more than 8,000 athletes, coaches and officials.

About Youth Project

Founded in 1993, The Youth Project is a non-profit organization that works to make Nova Scotia a safer, inclusive, and affirming place for 2SLGBTQ+ youth under 26. They offer education and consultation services, core monthly programming for youth and parents of 2SLGBTQ+ youth, Queer Prom and summer camps, GSA support and conference, one-on-one support, and a gender-affirming gear program. For more information, visit www.youthproject.ns.ca or @nsyouthproject on Instagram.

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For more information please contact:                   

Katherine Brien

Executive Director

Basketball Nova Scotia

902.410.4929

bnsexecutivedirector@sportnovascotia.ca

Katherine Brien 

Executive Director
Basketball Nova Scotia

(she/her) To learn why these are here

902.410.4929