SI SPORT WEEK #4-2: Homophobia and Team Sports

Team sports are often seen a traditionally homophobia arena within society. In a second interview with Dr Eric Anderson, he argues that this widespread assumption is increasingly inaccurate. Through analysing the relationship between sport and wider society he offers an account of how wider cultural and social changes in relation to homophobia are starting to manifest themselves in more relaxed and tolerant attitudes within team sports. Drawing on his extensive empirical research he argues that young people today are increasingly comfortable with the presence of homosexuality and that all the evidence suggests this trend looks set to continue. He also discusses his own experiences as America’s first openly gay high school coach.

Homophobia and Team Sports


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