Exploring the relationship between homosexuality and sport among the teammates of a small, Midwestern Catholic college soccer team

  title={Exploring the relationship between homosexuality and sport among the teammates of a small, Midwestern Catholic college soccer team},
  author={Adrian Adams and Eric Anderson},
  journal={Sport, Education and Society},
  pages={347 - 363}
Despite decreasing homophobia, openly gay male athletes are still rare in organized, competitive teamsports. In this action research, we explore two aspects of homosexuality and sport: (1) the effect of a gay male soccer player coming out to his teammates; and (2) the effect of having an openly gay researcher in the field. This is, therefore, the first-ever first-hand account of an athlete's coming-out process with researchers in the field. Even though this is action research and, therefore… 
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