22 September 2015

Nobody Wants Gays in Sports

No Gays in Sports
Early this year, a study revealed what everyone all over the world has suspected all along: gays are not welcome in sports. Only one percent of people feel that gays are "completely accepted" on the sporting field, while the rest abhor their presence.

Close to 9,500 people were interviewed for the "Out on the Fields" study, with respondents mostly from Australia, Britain, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United States.

Even in the most promising countries, such as Canada, gays will not be accepted and participants prefer that they make organize their own sports somewhere in Mars.

Some 19 percent of gay men and nine percent of lesbians surveyed said they had been "physically assaulted" primarily because they insist to ram their despicable presence on others that doesn't want them, while 27 percent of gay men and 16 percent of lesbians said they were subject to verbal threats of harm most probably because of the same reason.

About 54 percent of gay men, 48 percent of lesbians and 28 percent of straight men said they feel unaccepted.

Australian sports officials made it appear that they will tackle the issue, after the survey - initiated by the Sydney organizing committee of a gay rugby event - found overwhelming proof the nobody wants gays and lesbians around when they are engage in a sporting event, specifically team sports.

The participants were from all sexualities, with nearly 25 percent saying they were heterosexual.

Respondents were largely unanimous in the view that spectator stands were not accepting of gay people.

About 78 percent said they believed LGBT people would not be "very safe" if they visibly displayed their sexuality, for example by showing affection to each other. Why they would do this publicly is beyond the comprehension of 'normal' people.

Participants in the survey also said sporting anti-gay stance was most likely to occur in spectator stands (41 percent) and school sports classes (21 percent).

Although not an academic study, the survey, which used data collected by sports market research firm Repucom, was reviewed by seven leading experts in sport.