I'm a digital media editor and journalist with over 15 years' experience in writing, sub-editing and managing sports content. Since 2014, I've been Home Page Editor for the SkySports.com website and apps. In 2017, I founded Sports Media LGBT+, a network group for the industry. I'm passionate abou...
Russian fans are becoming more comfortable with the prospect of gay and bisexual footballers coming out ahead of the 2018 World Cup in their homeland, a new poll has shown. The survey of over 50,000 football fans from 38 countries across five continents, undertaken by the app Forza Football working in conjunction with the LGBT charity Stonewall, explores global attitudes to gay and bi male players, and homophobia in the sport.
Dispelling "fear" around sexuality and not indulging in speculation can make football more inclusive, says the chief executive of the charity behind sport's Rainbow Laces campaign. Stonewall's Ruth Hunt has voiced concerns over recent tabloid newspaper coverage of gay players, and says an appreciation of the difference between "privacy and secrecy" is needed to create a more accepting environment.
Inspiration, intense and often incredible... sport at its very best is something we all want to share in. It's no different for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, who are increasingly finding sport a more welcoming environment. Incidents of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia continue to be tackled in sport, but governing bodies, key figures and organisations like the charity Stonewall are helping to make sport accessible and accepting for all.
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Selecting a term
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