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This study explored how three transgender athletes experienced sport. Grounded in a queer-feminist perspective, we used life history methodology, and each athlete participated in two interviews. The data analysis revealed three overarching themes: sport and sex segregation, safe spaces for sport...
The purpose of this theoretical article is to present a multilevel model for understanding the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) sport participants. The author argues that macro (i.e., cultural norms, institutionalized practices), meso (i.e., leader behaviors,...
Grounded in feminist standpoint theory, this study examined the unique perspectives of "out" lesbian or bisexual college female athletes ( n = 14) through a qualitative, semi-structured format. Participants' stories provided an insightful look into a culture rooted in heternormativity and...
This essay undertakes to examine the interplay between ethics and the media coverage of homosexuality in sport through the lens of college sport journalism, specifically the factors to be considered when determining when sexuality and related issues are newsworthy and whether there are ways to...
This research provides the first-ever quantitative account of British university athletes' attitudes toward having a gay male teammate. We use a four-year longitudinal study to investigate athletes' attitudes concerning gay men in their sporting spaces. Using questionnaires of 216 male athletes...
The purpose of this study was to explore athletes' perceptions of the sport climate for athletes with non-gender-congruent gender expressions and non-heterosexual sexual orientations. Surveys on attitudes/perceived climate, prejudiced incidents, and relevant institutional policies were completed...
The purpose of this qualitative analysis was to explore the unique experiences of lesbian athletes of color. Toward this goal, the authors interviewed 12 female student-athletes from racially diverse backgrounds. Analysis of the data revealed how certain aspects of the athletes' identity (i.e.,...
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