Soccer Better – LGBT in Soccer

SoccerBetter Episode 2 is all about LGBT issues in soccer. Join Liz and LauraEllen as they discuss research on the experiences and perceptions of LGBT athletes and soccer players.

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References for Episode 2:

  1. “In the U.S., Estimate of LGBT Population Rises to 4.5%”

Gallup, Frank Newport, 2018

  1. “Athletic Trainers’ Attitudes Toward Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual National Collegiate Athletic Association Student-Athletes”

Ensign, et al., 2011

  1. “John Amaechi: Football ‘toxic’ for gay people and minorities”

David Ornstein, BBC Sports, 2014

  1. “Between Homohysteria and Inclusivity: Tolerance Towards Sexual Diversity in Sport”

Piedra, et al., 2017

  1. “A Multilevel Model for Understanding the Experiences of LGBT Sport Participants”

Cunningham, 2012

  1. “Meet the 14 openly gay or bisexual soccer stars at the Women’s World Cup: These footballers are paving the way for equality in sport”

Hollie Pycroft, 2015

Mike Sparks

In addition to watching, coaching, and occasionally playing soccer, Mike also enjoys talking all things soccer over at the Mon Goals podcast. Go give the show a listen and let him know what you think