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Adrenalin Spring 2017

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80% of respondents had witnessed or experienced homophobia in a sporting environment 78% said an openly gay, lesbian or bisexual person would not be very safe as a spectator at a sporting event 73% believe youth sport is not safe and welcoming for LGBTQ people 1 in 4 gay men did not play youth team sports due to fears about being rejected for their sexual orientation or negative experiences in school physical education classes 84% of gay men and 82% of lesbians reported receiving verbal slurs such as "faggot" or "dyke" Coaches are engaged as well. "Coaches have said, for example, what if I have a player who says, 'My religion says that this is wrong?'" Rather than a right versus wrong approach, Svensson advocates finding middle ground: "Does your religion promote love and respect and kindness? Most likely it does, and so whether you agree or disagree based on religion, what we're asking you to do is treat people with kindness and respect." H O M O P H O B I A I N S P O R T: H O W B I G I S T H E P R O B L E M ? Here are some key findings from "Out on the Fields 2015," the first and largest international study of homophobia in sport: H O M O P H O B I A I N S P O R T: H O W B I G I S T H E P R O B L E M ? Here are some key findings from "Out on the Fields 2015," the first and largest international study of homophobia in sport:

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