In this chapter I offer discussion of sexualities and sport.As with many issues related to social divisions in sporting contexts, the debates and controversies are deep and far reaching. It is impossible to cover all aspects of this topic in one short book chapter, therefore I provide a particular overview of Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) sport participation. I start by critically engaging with sexualities-based terminology.This is important because defining and naming are political processes that serve to produce social and cultural divisions. Then, I move to consider some examples of increasing access and participation, and I end with evidence of ever-present social divisions in society and sports that have a negative impact on sexually diverse individuals and communities.
|Title of host publication||Routledge Handbook of the Sociology of Sport|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon, UK|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Jul 2015|
|Name||Routledge International Handbooks|