LGBTI* & Sport (* Lesbian, gay male, bisexual, transgender and intersexual people): a quantitative study on discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in sport across Europe

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LGBTI still face discrimination and harassment in Europe (FRA, 2014). Because of its sex-segregated nature and its physical character, sport is often considered to be a particularly homophobic and/ or transphobic social environment where hegemonic masculinity and heteronormativity is produced and reinforced. In the field of sport, little research on discrimination experiences of LGBTI has been conducted – especially at a European level. The purpose of our research is to gain comprehensive insights into the experiences of discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity in a sport context. Special focus is placed on the different sports activities and settings, which are associated to certain gender specific role expectations and therefore presumed to affect prejudice and discrimination patterns.
A quantitative online survey with (former) active LGBTI athletes will be conducted across Europe in March/April 2018. To draw a comprehensive sample from our target population in all 28 EU countries, the survey will be distributed by LGBTI Organizations, superordinate Sport Organization and LGBTI-Sport Organizations from each country. The collected data will be used as the empirical basis for the OUTSPORT project which is funded by the European Union (ERASMUS+). The overall objective of this project is to develop educational approaches and strategies to tackle discrimination and prevent violence in sport based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

FRA - European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (2014). EU LGBT survey. European Union lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender survey. Main results. Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities.
Translated title of the contributionLGBTI* & Sport - Eine quantitative Studie über Diskriminierung aufgrund von sexueller Orinetierung und Genderidentität im Sport in Europa: * Lesbische, schwule, bisexuelle, transgender und intersexuelle Menschen
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSport, Discriminations and Inclusion : challenges to face : EASS 2018 : abstract book : 15th European Association for Sociology of Sport Conference, May 23-26, 2018 , Bordeaux, France
Number of pages1
Publication date2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventEuropean Association for Sociology of Sport (EASS) Conference - Bordeaux, France
Duration: 23.05.201826.05.2018
Conference number: 15

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