This page features a range of tools and resources that may be useful to those researching homophobia in sport or to those working on making sporting culture more safe and welcoming to LGBTI people.
LGBQ Youth Sport Participation Data
Resource Hubs on Homophobia in Sport
Projects and Programs to Eliminate Homophobia in Sport
Since 2014, sporting organisations and Australian Federal Government agencies have been very active in addressing homophobia in sport. This includes initiating and conducting the Out on the Fields Study. Nine national sporting organisations have also committed to eliminate homophobia. Following the release of this study’s findings, seven of those organisations, including Australian Rugby Union, Football Federation Australia, Cricket Australia, Australian Football League and National Rugby League, also agreed to annual measurement and reporting on their progress.
For more information on the Australian programs please see the Pride in Sport page of this website.
Australian Anti-Homophobia and Inclusion Framework
The Framework was developed to assist sporting organisations in tackling homophobia and making sport more inclusive.
Download Anti-homophobia framework
An innovative charity dedicated to pairing LGBTI youth with sporting organisations and supporting these youth to play sport. Also works with state and national sporting organisation wanting to adopt policies and programs to promote LGBTI inclusion.
A social enterprise dedicated to supporting sport organisations at the grassroots and leagues to hold Pride Cups and pride games.
Pride Cup Australia
Change the Game Australia
A national network of people and organisations actively working to tackle homophobia in sport and make sporting culture safe, welcoming, and inclusive of LGBTI people. They host monthly conference calls and a moderate a closed online community.
Change the Game Australia
You Can Play Project
An international project aimed at empowering straight and gay athletes to work together on homophobia in sport.
An international organisation which creates a platform for straight athletes to show support for LGBTI people. It also works with numerous schools and high-profile athletes, providing highly useful education and resources.
The leading source of information and inspiration on LGBTI athletes.
Examples of Other Research on Homophobia in Sport
SportScotland Literature Review on Sexuality in Sport (2007)
Sport England International Review on Research and Best Practices (includes Trans* data) (2016)
UK Parliament Inquiry into Homophobia in Sport – Final Report (2017)
LGB Sport Participation Statistics (2018)
Cricket Australia and Victoria Study on LGBT Inclusion (2018)
Study with teenage hockey players in Canada on attitudes and behaviour toward sexuality and gender (2018)
On the Team: Equal Opportunity for Transgender Student Athletes (2010)
Come Out to Play: The Sports experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT)
people in Victoria (2010)
Campus Pride Athlete Report (2012)
Troubling sport or troubled by sport: Experiences of transgender athletes (2012)
Out in Sport: LGBT Students’ Experiences of Sport (2012)
Champions of Respect – Inclusion of LGBTQ Student-Athletes and Staff in NCAA Programs (2013)
Heterosexism in Campus Recreational Club Sports: An Exploratory Investigation Into Attitudes Toward Gay Men and Lesbians (2013)
Cuddling and Spooning -Heteromasculinity and Homosocial Tactility among Student-athletes (2014)
Mind, Body and Sport: Harassment and discrimination – LGBTQ student-athletes (2014)
Equal Play: The Impact of Homophobic Bullying during Sport and Physical Education (2014)
Stonewall Research – Replicates Findings of Homophobia Prevalence in the UK (2016)
Leger 2010 Canadian Attitudes study on LGB Athletes