Homophobia and transphobia continue to ail Australia’s sports clubs, and a new study reveals that nearly half of the players, coaches and staff in these …
As part of Noah Riseman’s Australian Research Council project, ‘Transgender Australians: The History of an Identity’, GERALDINE FELA has been going through the Australian Lesbian and …
More than 25 per cent of players said they had also heard coaches use homophobic slurs.
A recent study found that almost one in five gay and bisexual men in Melbourne had experienced ‘stealthing’.
“They believe there are no gay people on their team so they are not harming anyone by using this language.”
Almost one in five gay and bisexual men in Melbourne have experienced it.
The award was given to researcher Erik Denison, who implemented a research-driven program designed to end the use of homophobic language in sport.
“We know sex hormones like androgens and estrogens have really powerful effects on behaviour. But we don’t know if they have effects on gender identity. This points to a role.”
The Monash University study found that while over 80 per cent of young players think a gay player would feel welcome on their team, around the same number heard teammates using words like ‘fag’ and ‘poof’.