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OUT*Side Survey - Physical movement and sport for Trans*, Inter* and non-binary people

OUT*side is our initiative for trans*, inter*, non-binary folks, and women* which offers wide-ranging movement and athletic activities alongside a host of other health-related courses and workshops on empowerment through movement. Together with partners TrIQ, Gladt e.V., and Sonntags-Club, we host free events in parks and gymnasiums throughout Friedrichshain and Kreuzberg. OUT*side is sponsored by the district of Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg's planning and coordination department for health. More information about our program can be found here!

This survey is open to anyone who feels that the gender assigned them at birth is an inaccurate or inadequate reflection of their identity. For the sake of simplicity, we use the terms trans*, inter*, and non-binary throughout this survey. If you identify with any of these definitions, we ask you to support us by participating in this survey. We are working to improve our understanding of the needs of trans*, inter*, and non-binary folks in order to recognize, analyze, and successfully mitigate different forms of discrimination.

Our goals are to:

  • make it easier for people to access our athletic offerings,
  • lower the risk of potential discrimination in our existing sports groups,
  • establish a critical understanding of discrimination in our athletic organization, and
  • improve our program to better suit participants' needs.

This is especially true for Trans*, Inter* and non-binary people, i.e. all people who do not feel or do not feel sufficiently described with the gender assigned to them at birth.

If this definition applies to you, we ask you to support us by participating in this survey. Our aim is to better understand the needs of Trans*, Inter* and non-binary people in order to identify, analyse and successfully reduce forms of discrimination.

This survey is not being conducted for statistical or scientific purposes. The results of this survey will be subject to internal evaluation only and will not be published. The survey will be available online until 30.11.2019.

The website needs a few seconds to open and send, so please be patient. It will take about 25 minutes to complete the form. Please allow this time for answering the questions.

Thank you very much for your participation!

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1. What types of sport activities are you interested in?

(Ballsport+Energy DanceFlesh*Dance, Feministisches Kampf*Kunst, Trash*Dance are specialized courses offered by Seitenwechsel.)

 

 

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2. Why are you interested in sport and movement?
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3. What skills are important to you in a coach?

Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Completely agree
Possesses professional coaching skills (trained as a coach)
Tailors training to individual needs
Helps participants to become part of the group
Provides support if discrimination occurs within the group
Uses my correct pronoun
Undergoing continuing/advanced training in the specific sport or has years of experience in the sport
Friendly demeanor
Open to handling specialized needs
Strong social skills
Experienced in handling groups

Advanced training or experience in the following areas:

1. Gender and sexual diversity
2. (Everyday) racism
3. Sport for people with disabilities
5. Intersectionality
6. Sign language
7. Plain language
8. Gender-sensitive language
9. Nonviolent communication
10. Handling conflicts within a group
11. First aid
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4. What is important to you in your sport group?

Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Completely agree
Having contact with my community
Fun
I feel as part of the sports group (belonging)
Safe space
Coach with the same gender as me
Trainer_in with the same racist discrimination experiences
Training offered in my preferred language
Sensitive and considerate environment
Group uses my correct pronoun
Friendly atmosphere
Opportunity to train at different levels of difficulty
Outdoor activities
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5. What prevents you from engaging in athletics and movement activities? Which of these things constitute barriers for you?

Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Completely agree
I feel insecure because I don't know anyone
I am worried that I won't be good enough at the sport
I am worried that I won't be welcome
There is no place where I can change clothes alone
I am worried I won't be allowed to shower with other participants and I will feel excluded
I am concerned I will be the only person of my gender.
I am concerned I will be the only BIPoC
The program is not for people in my age group
I won't be able to enter the gymnasium in my wheelchair
I am worried that I won't be able to participate with my disability
I am concerned that I will be the only person with a disability
There is no course for people in wheelchairs
The coach is not qualified to train people with disabilities.
I am worried about experiencing racism
It is too far away
There is no adequate transportation service for me
I require a companion
I need instruction in plain language
I am concerned I will be the only psychologically affected
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6. Which of the following things would provide you with the security you need to participate in a trial training session for the sport of your choice?

Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Completely agree
Someone to accompany me to the trial training session
Having contact with the coach prior to the session
Having an informative telephone conversation with the organization
Brief introduction to the sport provided by the coach prior to the session

Transparente Informationen über:

Changing rooms
Opportunities to shower
Accessibility
Round of introductions with pronouns
Coach qualifications
Content of the training session
The other participants in the group
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7. In which parts of the city would you like courses to be held?

Mitte
Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg
Pankow
Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf
Spandau
Steglitz-Zehlendorf
Tempelhof-Schöneberg
Neukölln
Treptow-Köpenick
Marzahn-Hellersdorf
Lichtenberg
Reinickendorf
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8. Who would you prefer to train with?

Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Completely agree
with other BIPoC (1)
with other people affected by racism
with other people with disabilities
with other people of my gender
with a diverse, accepting group of people
with trans*, inter*, and non-binary folks
with women, trans*, inter*, and non-binary folks
any
¹: The term BIPoC refers to people [and children of one or more parents] from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, or the Pacific Islands, including [children of] Indigenous Australians, Native Americans, and Sinti and Roma. (BIPoC does NOT refer to the descendants of white Europeans who migrated to Africa, Asia, or North and South America in a colonial capacity or other white European migrants who do not experience racism.)
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9. The adult division of Seitenwechsel e.V. is geared toward women*, lesbians, trans*, and inter*. Non-binary folks are also welcome in our organization. Do you require changing room facilities that cater to needs separate from those of trans*, inter*, and/or non-binary folks?

Do you require changing room facilities that cater to needs separate from those of trans*, inter*, and/or non-binary folks?

9.1.If you answered a) No on Question 9, please proceed to the next section. Otherwise please specify what type of changing facilities you require:

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10. Imagine that each training session begins with a round of introductions in which participants are asked to share their names and pronouns. How does this make you feel?
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11.How would you feel about a round of introductions including names and pronouns prior to each training session?

Strongly disagree
Moderately disagree
Slightly disagree
Slightly agree
Moderately agree
Completely agree
Good, because it helps people to use the correct pronouns
Good, because it helps people to properly gender one another
It helps me to feel welcome
It helps me to determine which pronoun I prefer
It helps me to decide what name I prefer
It helps to be able to change my pronouns
It helps to be able to change my name
It is frustrating, because I don't want to have to think about it every training session
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12. Have you ever experienced discrimination in a sports-related context?
13. Are you interested in competitive sports? If so, which types of sports?
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In conclusion, a few personal questions:

To prevent discrimination of any kind and allow each individual to define their own identity, we do not provide any standard answers in this section.

15.1. Do you have a trans* history or do you feel that the gender assigned you at birth is inaccurate or inadequate? (This question will help us to evaluate the results of this survey.)
16. For evaluation purposes, please provide your age range:

Thank you for participating!

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We are always looking for new coaches (professional or amateur) who want to help us train. If you are interested in coaching, please contact outside(at)seitenwechsel-berlin.de

 



 

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