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Tackling Homophobia in Sport - by Helen Owton

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Tackling Homophobia in Sport - by Helen Owton

Homophobia is a hot topic in Leicester with the Hate Crime project being launched to address and raise awareness of the shocking statistics from a study by the University of Leicester that eight in 10 LGBT people have been abused or harassed, with one in 10 suffering physical assault.

Whilst we don’t know how many of these incidences are sports-related, the largest and first international survey, Out on the Field (2015), found that 60% of gay men and 50% of lesbians have been subjected to homophobia in sport. 

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