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