Homophobia in Sport
50 Years of Research
20 Years of Promises
Time for Action
Homophobia in Sport and the experiences of Gay athletes. Statistics also on being Transgender in sport
Out on the Fields is the largest and was the first international study conducted into gay athletes and homophobia in sport. It was also the first to take an in-depth look at the experiences of gay athletes, lesbian athletes and bisexual athletes in sport. The research provides data on discrimination they experience and their perceptions (e.g. safety, acceptance).
On Dec. 3, 2020, we launched a revamped website and released a peer-reviewed progress-report on LGBT+ and gay athletes in sport. This provided updated, detailed information and statistics about the experiences of gay, lesbian, bisexual as well as transgender people in sporting environments. The report investigates the lack of action by sport leaders to address the problems of homophobia and transphobia, despite the numerous commitments (see our new timeline) made to ‘tackle homophobia.’