Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Homophobia in Sport inquiry

Inquiry status: Concluded

Report published.

Scope of the inquiry

Committee Report

The previous Culture, Media and Sport Committee conducted an inquiry on 'Racism in Football' -  a key conclusion of which was that homophobia was identified as emerging as a bigger problem than other forms of discrimination.

With this in mind, the Culture, Media and Sport Committee invites written submissions addressing the following points:

  • Looking at the experiences of gay sportsmen and sportswomen; what do these tell us about different sports and the progression of attitudes in general?
  • The approach of governance bodies throughout sport; how does homophobic abuse compare to other forms of harassment? How successful have governing bodies been in tackling this issue?
  • How is homophobia being tackled at school? What actions are taken by teachers and coaches involved in youth and amateur sport to ensure homophobia is challenged at any early stage?
  • Does football have a particular problem with homophobia in comparison to other sports?
  • Read more about the Committee's inquiry on 'Racism in football'.
Terms of reference: Homophobia in Sport


No evidence has been published by the committee yet.

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