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.   

  1. 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;
  2. 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

David Kopay gay athlete

David Kopay background

David Kopay quotes 

David Kopay photo 

Ian Roberts background 

Ian Roberts quotes 

Ian Roberts photo

Dan Palmer Wallaby

Dan Palmer background

Dan Palmer quotes 

Dan Palmer photo

Dan Palmer Wallaby

Ryan O’Callaghan background

Ryan O’Callaghan quotes 

Ryan O’Callaghan photo

Multi-Media Content to support the release of the research

Little meaningful action following commitments by sport leaders

Little meaningful action following commitments by sport leaders

Two papers published in the top sport industry scientific journal report little meaningful action to address homophobic behaviour in sport Six academic studies and a UK Parliamentary Inquiry have found little meaningful action or change following highly publicized...

Teams that hold pride games use less homophobic language

Teams that hold pride games use less homophobic language

Two studies investigated the benefits of pride games in amateur and professional sport settings and reported nearly identical results. Key takeaways These studies are some of the first in the world to investigate the effectiveness of current approaches being used in...

Homophobia in sport is a “critical public health issue”

Homophobia in sport is a “critical public health issue”

Scott Greenspan and his team of American researchers systematically reviewed and synthesized of all research they could find on the experiences of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth and gender diverse youth in sport settings. Systematic reviews aim to find as much...

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