Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Resource and Media Library

Discover a wealth of additional resources and signposting within the library for further reading and understanding of equality, diversity and inclusion.

RYA Guidance Documents

Equality Act 2010 Club Leaflet

RYA Diversity and Inclusion Guidance - Race, Religion and Belief

RYA Trans People Guidance


Inclusive Language

UK Gov recent guide to writing about ethnicity. No longer using BAME  https://www.ethnicity-facts-figures.service.gov.uk/style-guide/writing-about-ethnicity


Avoiding AbleistLanguage:http://web.augsburg.edu/english/writinglab/Avoiding_Ableist_Language.pdf


Glossary of Ableist Terms: https://www.autistichoya.com/p/ableist-words-and-terms-to-avoid.html


List of Offensive Words (Anti-Bullying Alliance): https://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/sites/default/files/field/attachment/Ato-Z-of-Offensive-language-FINAL.pdf


Talking about LGBTQ+ People & Equality, an Ally’s Guide to Terminology (GLAAD): https://www.glaad.org/sites/default/files/allys-guide-to-terminology_1.pdf


Race Equality Guide (British Council): https://www.britishcouncil.org/sites/default/files/guide-race-equality.pdf


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Glossary of Terms: https://epi.washington.edu/sites/default/files/website_documents/DEI%20Glossary_Formatted_20190711.pdf


Gender Inclusive Language: https://www.un.org/en/gender-inclusive-language/toolbox.shtml


RYA Interview with Guide Dog Owner Pete Bungay on Micro Abrasions



Sporting Equals Impact Report 2020-2021

Skin Deep | Why The Outdoors Has A Race Problem And How It Can Be Fixed

Farror & Farror Podcast: Talking about Race with Young people


Sexual Orientation

RYA Winter Magazine Article - LGBT+ participation - Inclusive or Separate or Both?

LGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sports Article

SPORT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY& LGBTA Study by Pride Sports for Sport England

BBC Sport - LGBT+ History Month: Six LGBT+ sportspeople you should know more about

Federation of Gay Games

Equality Network: Out for Sports - the Facts



Non Binary Inclusion in Sport Toolkit

Including non binary people: guidance for service providers and employers

Good Sports - Why Sports to Engage Female Volunteers

World Sailing Trust - Women in Sailing Strategic Review

This Business in the Community (BITC) factsheet highlights the business case for diverse and inclusive organisations

Inclusion Under Pressure is a resource collection offering diversity and inclusion (D&I) guidance for leaders and senior D&I professionals, and includes free Virtual Inclusion Exchanges.

A Code for Sports Governance (currently under review) sets out the levels of transparency, accountability and financial integrity that are required from those who ask for government and National Lottery funding:

Male Champions of Change have produced a report accelerating the advancement of women in leadership

How Companies, Governments And Non-profits Can Create Social Change Together

This report from The Economist Intelligence Unit explains how effective collaboration correlates with better business results

Women on the Water Facebook Page

This Girl Can

Fantastic podcast on Scuttlebutt from Yachting New Zealand and the work they are doing to encourage more women in boating


Mental Health

MIND Mental Health and Physical Activity Toolkit



BBC - A Guide to Faith Groups

Youth Sport Trust - Breaking Boundaries - Religion, Faith, Cultural Guide and Festival Calendar



Dementia Friendly Sport and Activity Guide

Activity Alliance Inclusive Marketing and Communications

Sailability Disability Awareness Videos

Inclusive Facilities - Supporting People with a Visual Impairment - UK Coaching


Useful Organisation Websites for Further Reading

Sporting Equals exists to promote ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity, and we are the only organisation in the UK to do so. Originally set up in 1998 by Sport England, in partnership with the Commission for Racial Equality, we are now a fully independent body and a national partner of Sport England.

Stonewall campaigns for the equality of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people across Britain.

Activity Alliance is the leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity. We were established in 1998 as a national charity, previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport. We are proud of our success so far. We work with so many amazing people and are at the centre of influential world-renowned programmes for disabled people.

All the Elements is a community working to increase diversity in the UK outdoors

Diversity in Maritime (Maritime UK) aims to promote a fair, equal and inclusive UK maritime industry that embraces diversity and creates a supportive and open atmosphere for all to be able to achieve their potential

Race on the Agenda ROTA is a social policy research organisation that focuses on issues impacting on Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities. Our policy priorities are mental health, education and criminal justice.                      

Sports Media LGBT+ is a network group and consultancy that advocates for inclusion in both our own industry, and across sport in general.

Diversity UK is a think tank to research, advocate and promote new ideas for improving diversity and inclusion in Britain.

Business in the Community - We convene a unique network of purposeful leaders to share insight, expertise and create innovative programmes that deliver impact.

Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion is the UK's leading employer network covering all aspects of equality and inclusion issues in the workplace.

Equally Ours is a network of UK organisations committed to equal opportunities, social justice, good community relations, respect for human rights and an end to discrimination based on age, disability, gender and gender identity, race, religion or belief, and sexual orientation.

Equality and Human Rights Commission - Promoting and upholding equality and human rights ideals and laws across England, Scotland and Wales.

Inclusive Employers is the UK’s first and leading membership organisation for employers looking to build inclusive workplaces. We offer consultancy, training and thought leadership, to help you make inclusion an everyday reality at your place of work

Race Equality Matters was formed in response to the Black Lives Matter Movement to turn declarations of commitment and support from organisations and individuals into meaningful change in racial equality both in the workforce & in society.

Regional Equality and Diversity Partnership (REDP) welcomes you to our website which provides a comprehensive source of equality Information, advice and guidance for employers, employees and individuals as well as information on our services. REDP is the East Midlands pan-equality body bringing together organisations working to promote equality, diversity and human rights for people who face disadvantage on the grounds of protected characteristics.

The Runnymede Trust is the UK's leading independent race equality think tank. We generate intelligence to challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.

MIND the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people's mental health.

Gendered Intelligence are a trans-led and trans-involving grassroots organisation with a wealth of lived experience, community connections of many kinds, and a depth and breadth of trans community knowledge that is second to none. We believe everyone can be intelligent about gender! There are multiple strands to our work

Women in Sport are transforming sport for the benefit of every woman and girl in the UK.

eXXpedition – led by ocean advocate and skipper Emily Penn – was founded in 2014 to shift the way people feel, think and act by building a global network of multidisciplinary women who can contribute to world-class scientific studies, explore solutions, and use their unique skill sets to tackle the problem from all angles.

The Womens Sport Collective is an inclusive, collaborative network for women working in the sports sector

Male Champions of Change's mission is to engage leaders to help achieve gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.

LGBTQ+ In Sport is a young, dynamic social enterprise working to create inclusion for LGBTQ+ people in UK sport.



Race' and Sport: Critical Race Theory - Professor Kevin Hylton

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion: The Practical Guide: The essential handbook for terminology and communicating inclusion with dignity - Tony Malone

Demystifying Diversity 2018: A Handbook to Navigate Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - by Jiten Patel & Gamiel Yafari

Why I No Longer Talk to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge

White Fragility (2019) by Robin DiAngelo

So You Want To Talk About Race (2019) by Ijeoma Oluo

How to Be an Antiracist (2019) by  Ibram X. Kendi

Between the World and Me (2015) by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Me and White Supremacy (2020) by Layla F. Saad

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot (2020) by Mikki Kendall

Stamped from the Beginning (2016) by Ibram X. Kendi

This Book is Anti-Racist (2020) by Tiffany Jewell – KID

Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? (2017) by Beverly Daniel Tatum

Well-Read Black Girl (2018) by Glory Edim

More than Enough (2019) by Elaine Welteroth

The New Jim Crow (2017) by Michelle Alexander

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (2014) by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Thick (2018) by Tressie McMillan Cottom

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race (2017) by Reni Eddo-Lodge

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010) by Rebecca Skloot

Black Feminist Thought (2002) by Patricia Hill Collins

Just Mercy (2014) by Bryan Stevenson

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You (2020) by Jason Reynolds / Ibram X. Kendi

What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker (2019) by Damon Young

White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide (2016) by Carol Anderson

Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower (2018) by Brittney Cooper

Biase: Uncoverring the Hidden Prejudice … (2019) by Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Men We Reaped (2013) by Jesmyn War

The Warmth of Other Suns (2010) by Isabel Wilkerson

Slavery by Another Name (2008) by Douglas A. Blackmon

The Good Immigrant (2019) edited by Nikesh Shukla & Chimene Suleyman

The Devils' Highway (2008) by Luis Alberto Urrea

Contempt of Court (2001) by Mark Curriden and Leroy Phillips, Jr.

America for Americans: A History of Xenophobia in the United States (2019) by Erika Lee

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America (2017) by Richard Rothstein

The Souls of Black Folk (2017) by W.E.B Du Bois

A Collar in My Pocket: The Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise (2016) by Jane Elliott