Out on the Fields Media Center
Five Years Out – Progress Report
VIDEO SUPPORTING NEW RESEARCH
On December 3, 2020 three studies were released by Monash University in partnership with Out on the Fields and Sport Management Review and supported by Pride Sports UK, You Can Play, the Australian Government, Amnesty International, Sydney Convicts RUFC, and other partners. These studies update the original Out on the Fields findings (which you can find here):
- The first study statistically investigated whether LGB youth who come out in sport experience more or less homophobic abuse.
- The second study investigated the current rates of homophobic language use in male team sport settings, by both adults and teens. It is the first to investigate why current solutions are not effective.
- The third study is a global review of research conducted on LGBTQ people in sport since 2008.
Progress assessments from key athletes
Multi-Media Content to support the release of the research
Public health officials and scholars call for urgent action to address large disparities in sport participation rates between gay and bisexual boys and their peers Ground-breaking data by public health researchers at the University of British Columbia has found gay...
Studies conducted on three continents and in different sports find most male athletes have also heard teammates recently use homophobic slurs Key Takeaways Claims that homophobic language is rare whenever professional athletes such as Marcus Stoinis (above) are caught...
Most female rugby players in the UK and Canada say people automatically assume they are lesbians for playing the sport. The stigma and discrimination that girls and women experience when they play sports such as rugby, cricket, or ice hockey has been extensively...