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Sounders FC believes in LGBTQ+ equality. We strive to make Washington the most inclusive, safe state to play youth soccer in the country and will focus on serving gender-diverse youth. We will work with experts to craft, amplify and share gender-inclusive policies with youth teams, coaches, and leagues.


Sounders FC is proud to endorse the Gender Diverse Youth Sports Inclusivity Toolkit. Designed by experts at WIAA and Gender Diversity, this free, digital toolkit is available for all youth coaches, K-12 teachers and administrators and parents in Washington State.

The toolkit has been produced to address the national dialogue around transgender and nonbinary students, teaching best practices and providing resources, as continued efforts toward inclusive practices and education are vital in the creation of an equitable playing field.

Sounders FC and our fellow teams stand behind the toolkit’s purpose in promoting inclusivity and building confidence in coaches, administrators, parents and youth in having conversations regarding gender diversity.

We encourage fans to share it with youth sports teams, leagues, coaches, parents, and provide productive feedback to