LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media

Rory Magrath (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Abstract

In recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes have received more media attention than ever before. Declining levels of homophobia across the Western world has facilitated a greater acceptance of LGBT athletes among heterosexual teammates, fans, and the sports media. Consequently, academic interest in sport, gender and sexuality has also increased substantially. This edited collection combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media to provide the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media. It draws upon work from a wide range of international scholars to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of improved media coverage of LGBT athletes, as well as the numerous issues and barriers which continue to exist.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-00804-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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