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LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media

  • Rory Magrath

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Rachael Bullingham, Verity Postlethwaite
    Pages 51-74
  3. Cathryn B. Lucas, Kristine E. Newhall
    Pages 99-124
  4. Edward (Ted) M. Kian
    Pages 253-275
  5. Andrew C. Billings, Leigh M. Moscowitz, Zachary W. Arth
    Pages 277-292
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 293-295

About this book


In recent years, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) athletes have received more media attention than ever before. Declining levels of homophobia across the Western world has facilitated a greater acceptance of LGBT athletes among heterosexual teammates, fans, and the sports media. Consequently, academic interest in sport, gender and sexuality has also increased substantially. This edited collection combines studies of gender and sexuality with that of the sports media to provide the first-ever comprehensive academic overview of LGBT athletes in the sports media. It draws upon work from a wide range of international scholars to provide an interdisciplinary analysis of improved media coverage of LGBT athletes, as well as the numerous issues and barriers which continue to exist.

LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including sociology, media studies, and gender studies.


sexuality sport gender Homophobia media bisexuality boxing football

Editors and affiliations

  • Rory Magrath
    • 1
  1. 1.Solent UniversitySouthamptonUK

About the editors

Rory Magrath is Senior Lecturer in the School of Sport, Health and Social Sciences, Southampton Solent University, UK

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