Homophobia and Inequality

in Sports: The Stats

Approximately 6% of the UK population is gay and yet

homophobia in sport remains a serious issue in the UK

2004 Treasury Report of the Civil Partnerships Act.

70% of British gay males under the age of 22 who

play team sport are either completely or partially

closeted from their teammates. Reasons for this

included a fear of bullying, a fear of being

rejected by teammates and a concern about

discrimination from officials.

Out on the Fields survey 2015

73% of youth in one study do not believe that

youth sports are a ‘supportive and safe’ place

for lesbian, gay and bisexual participants.

Out on the Fields survey 2015


More than 55% of young LGBT+ people had been

directly bullied in school.

stonewall report