Students gay, involved in sports, twice as often as their heterosexual colleagues undergo mockery

Chile's footballers react after Jamaica team scored during a friendly football match Chile vs Jamaica in Vina del Mar, Chile, on May 27, 2016. / AFP / Photosport Chile / MARCELO HERNANDEZ/PHOTOSPORT (Photo credit should read MARCELO HERNANDEZ/PHOTOSPORT/AFP/Getty Images)

Gay Students involved in sports, twice as likely to undergo mockery than their heterosexual teammates. This data is a new survey conducted in the United States. The survey of nearly 400 students involved in sports in college who consider themselves gay, lesbian, bisexual, or unsure of their orientation, showed that one in four felt the need to hide their sexual orientation to the team members.

Group Campus Pride talked about throughout the depth of this problem among student-athletes in the latest report “Report on the state of the athletes in the US colleges.” It was made in cooperation with international StandUp Foundation Fund of the former English rugby player Ben Cohen. Cohen said that the fight against homophobia in sport, both in the UK and around the world, we must do a lot more. He said: “It is necessary to teach the teachers” to deal with the problem of homophobia in schools.

Also, the survey results show that more than 20% of student-athletes gays have been subjected to derogatory insults via email, on Facebook or other social networks. Their heterosexual comrades talked about it twice less.


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