Out on the Fields
Five Years Out – Progress Report
VIDEO SUPPORTING NEW RESEARCH
On December 3, 2020 three studies will be released by Monash University in partnership with Out on the Fields, and together provide asses the progress made in the last five years, since the Out on the Fields final report was released.
- The first study is the first in the world to statistically investigate whether LGB youth who come out in sport experience more or less homophobic abuse. The study found nearly half of young people were the target of bullying, slurs, assaults, and other behaviors;
- The second study is a global review of research conducted since 2008, particularly since 2015. It found sport leaders have largely ignored their obligation to stop harm from homophobic and transphobic behaviors in sport, and also used ineffective methods to fix this problem (see video)
Timelines of key research and responses of sport bodies were also created. The second paper is part of a special edition of papers that have arrived at similar conclusions, in the the Sport Management Review, the industry’s highest-ranked scientific journal.
FAILURE TO PROTECT LGBTQ PEOPLE FROM DISCRIMINATION IS A SERIOUS VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAWS
– 2015 Joint Statement by all UN Agencies
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...