Why Aren't More Athletes Out?

Daniels, Michael; Reid, Britt
March 2010
Outlook: Columbus;Mar2010, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p25
The article tackles why LGBT people are underrepresented in professional sports, and why there are less LGBT athletes. It cites the discussion by Outsports co-founder Jim Buzinski who points out that the risk of rejection and losing a career keeps athletes in their closets. It also notes the factor of the fear of hurting one's team or turning off fan bases, and by the pressure of being branded. Moreover, it looks into the cases of athletes Sheryl Swoopes and Gareth Thomas.


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