Multinational Study Uncovers Widespread Homophobia In Sports

Considering there are only a handful of athletes across the entire spectrum of sports, what this study has uncovered is hardly surprising.

A first of its kind study has found that lesbian, gay, and bisexual men and women face troubling amounts of homophobia at all levels of sports, from the youth ranks to the pros. According to the “Out on the Fields” study, which surveyed more than 9,400 athletes of various ages primarily in six countries, 80 percent of all participants and 82 percent of those who identify as lesbian, gay, or bisexual said that they had witnessed homophobia in sports, while 62 percent said that sports remain more homophobic than broader society.

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