Out on the Fields Media Center

Five Years Out – Progress Report  

VIDEO SUPPORTING NEW RESEARCH 

At the end of 2020, three studies were released by Monash University in partnership with Out on the Fields, and supported by Pride Sports UK, You Can Play, and Amnesty International.

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These studies update the original Out on the Fields findings (which you can find here):   

  1. The first study statistically investigated whether LGB youth who come out in sport experience more or less homophobic abuse.
  2. 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.
  3. The third study is a global review of research conducted on LGBTQ people in sport since 2008. 

This new website was also launched with new videos and timelines of research and the lack of response by sport bodies.

We also launched new hubs of research on the impacts/harm, statistics on discrimination, causes of discrimination, and evidence-based solutions.

FAILURE TO PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE FROM DISCRIMINATION IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS

– 2015 Joint Statement by UN Agencies 

Progress assessments from key athletes

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Multi-Media Content to support the release of the research

Gay boys play team sports at half the rate of their peers

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...

Half of male athletes have recently used homophobic slurs

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...

VIDEOS TO SUPPORT STUDIES