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W omen in sport still face a lot of stigma and abuse. One reason for this is the stigma and abuse that women face in general, but added to that is the fact that women in sport are often pegged as lesbians. Recently, however, queer female athletes have proudly come to the fore.
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Involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender LGBT sport groups makes gay and lesbian athletes feel better about their sexual identity and helps them come out in their everyday lives, according to research from the University of Waterloo. The research, conducted through the Sexual Minority Sport Group Project, shows that LGBT sport group participation helps people feel better about themselves as gays and lesbians and affirms their sexual identity. Organizations that serve LGBT amateur athletes have been around for decades. While they are open to heterosexual individuals, their mandate is to support the LGBT community.
Martina Navratilova, who was the first American professional athlete to come out, talks about what has changed for lesbian sports stars over the past thirty years. Megan Rapinoethe co-captain of the champion U. As I watched her take the podium at the ticker-tape parade in New York on Wednesday, her gestures and posture unapologetically what some of us watching would classify as dykey others may say, politely, that her presentation was not traditionally feminineI wondered what this moment felt like for another woman, the first American professional athlete to come out.
These are external links and will open in a new window. Andy Brennan admits he was terrified before telling his team-mates he was gay. But since becoming Australia's only openly-gay male professional footballer he says everything has been "amazing".
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Four years ago, at a bar in Brooklyn, I cried a few drunken, happy tears watching soccer titan Abby Wambach, fresh off a World Cup win, run ecstatically toward the stands to kiss her then-wife, Sarah Huffman. Wambach, one of the best players of all time, would be retiring from the game with a 5—2 win over Japan and yet another coveted title under her belt. For one thing, a lot of the players look like the kinds of hot mean girls with ponytails who both intimidated and titillated me in my closeted youth.
While overall the trend is towards open acceptance, different sports vary in acceptance widely and homosexual athletes still face many challenges. International sports organizations have come under scrutiny for holding competitions in countries where LGBT equality is out of step with their own policies. Heteronormativity can be seen as the dominant paradigm in sports culture, stemming all the way into children's athletics in school.