Lingering Questions: Postulating the Future of the Out LGBT Athlete in Modern Media

  • Andrew C. BillingsEmail author
  • Leigh M. Moscowitz
  • Zachary W. Arth


This concluding chapter identifies the key opportunities and threats present in the modern mediated LGBT athlete. It outlines three primary trends (coming out earlier in life, out athlete cohorts, and problematic media coverage) that permeate most current issues of out/outed athletes. The chapter then creates a warrant for LGBT media literacy before concluding by articulating robust potential avenues for scholarly investigations triangulating issues of sport, media, and LGBT issues.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew C. Billings
    • 1
    Email author
  • Leigh M. Moscowitz
    • 2
  • Zachary W. Arth
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Journalism and Creative MediaUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA
  2. 2.School of Journalism and Mass CommunicationsUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.College of Communication and Information SciencesUniversity of AlabamaTuscaloosaUSA

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