Out in Sport: The Experiences of Openly Gay Men and Lesbian Athletes in Competitive Sport

Rory Magrath, Eric Anderson, Rachael Bullingham

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Research has shown that since the turn of the millennium, matters have rapidly improved for gays and lesbians in sport. Where gay and lesbian athletes were merely tolerated a decade ago, today they are celebrated.

This book represents the most comprehensive examination of the experiences of gays and lesbians in sport ever produced. Drawing on interviews with openly gay and lesbian athletes in the US and the UK, as well as media accounts, the book examines the experiences of “out” men and women, at recreational, high school, university and professional levels, in addition to those competing in gay sports leagues.

Offering a new approach to understanding this important topic, Out in Sport is essential reading for students and scholars of sport studies, LGBT studies and sociology, as well as sports practitioners and trainers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Number of pages180
ISBN (Print)9781138182240
Publication statusPublished - 29 Feb 2016


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