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Out on the fields: The first international study on homophobia in sport (2015). Nielsen Sport, Bingham Cup 2014, Sydney Convicts, Sport Australia.

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posted on 2020-11-11, 10:51 authored by Erik DenisonErik Denison, Alistair Kitchen
Out on the Fields is the largest (N = 9494) and the first international study (six countries) conducted into homophobia in sport. It was released in May, 2015.

The research was led by Erik Denison and Alistair Kitchen with data collection done by Nielsen Sport. The study was commissioned by Bingham Cup 2014, Sydney Convicts, and Sport Australia.

About the study

It is also the first to take an in-depth look at the experiences of gay, lesbian and bisexual (LGB) people, including athletes, in sporting culture. The study included trans and gender diverse participants, but the focus was on sexual minorities and gathered data on levels of participation, discrimination, victimisation, as well as the perceptions of safety, acceptance, and inclusion.

The full methodology can be found on


Sport Australia

Nielsen Sport

Bingham Cup Sydney 2014

Commonwealth Bank of Australia