Sports, Sexual-Minority Women in

This entry discusses key issues related to the experiences of sexual-minority women in sports. Research has primarily focused on lesbian experiences within sports with particular attention to the degree to which sporting environments have been accepting of sexual-minority athletes. The lesbian-centered focus of research has been questioned, and queer theory and intersectional frameworks have been offered as providing a more complex view of identity.

The transgender experience within sports has also been studied, with particular attention to the design and implementation of policies governing participation in organized, competitive sports. The entry also addresses the implementation of nondiscrimination policies more generally and the resources that have been developed to support more inclusive practices. Finally, the presence of gay-friendly sports clubs and events is discussed, with reference to ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles