STUDENTS are helping to kick homophobia out of sport.

Durham Students’ Union (DSU) has signed up to a government sports charter against homophobia and transphobia.

Grace Abel, DSU’s community officer, said: “We aim to take a stand against prejudice in both sport and in the university as a whole.

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“The signing of this charter signals a clear step forward in eliminating this unacceptable behaviour from Durham University.

“As a body we strive for inclusivity of all people and we want all Durham University students to feel they can participate in sport, no matter what their background.”

The signing was part of a week-long campaign dubbed Respect Irrespective.