1st Edition

Sport, Identity and Inclusion in Europe The Experiences of LGBTQ People in Sport

Edited By Ilse Hartmann-Tews Copyright 2023
    230 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    230 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book explores and critically assesses the challenges and experiences of LGBTQ people within sport in Europe. It presents cutting-edge research data and insights from across the continent, with a focus on sport policy, sport systems, and issues around anti-discrimination and inclusion.

    The book introduces the theoretical and methodological foundations of research into LGBTQ people in sport and then presents in-depth comparative surveys of systems and experiences in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the UK, and Spain. A final section considers the effectiveness of policy in this area and motives for participation, and looks ahead at future directions in research, policy, and practice.

    Tracing the frontiers of our understanding of the experiences of LGBTQ people in contemporary Europe, this is fascinating reading for anybody with an interest in the sociology of sport, sport policy, LGBTQI studies, gender and sexuality studies, or cultural studies.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at http://www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license.


    Ilse Hartmann-Tews 

    Part I

    Mapping the Field 

    1          Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Approaches for Studying LGBTQ Experiences in Sport

                Birgit Braumüller and Tim Schlunski 

    2          Experiences of LGBTQ Individuals in Sport in Europe: The Impact of Societal, Organisational and Individual Factors

                Ilse Hartmann-Tews, Tobias Menzel and Birgit Braumüller 

    3          The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation: Advocacy Work in Europe

                Annette Wachter and Hugh Torrance 

    Part II

    Country Reports: Policy of Inclusion and Experiences of LGBTQ in Sport 

    4          Masculinity, Homonegativity and Ignorance as Barriers to the Inclusion of LGBTQ People in Austrian Sports Cultures

                Nikola Staritz and Almut Sülzle 

    5          LGBTQ-Related Sports Policies and the Experiences of LGBTQ Individuals in Sports in France

                Mathilde Huillard and Ilse Hartmann-Tews 

    6          Experiences of LGBTQ People in Sports and Sports Inclusion Policies in Germany: Sport for All!?

                Ilse Hartmann-Tews and Benjamin Csonka 

    7          LGBTQ People and the Influence of Gender in Sports in Hungary

                Anna Szlávi 

    8          Inclusion Policy and the Experiences of LGBTQ Athletes in Grassroots Sports in Italy

                Klaus Heusslein, Rosario Coco and Ilaria Bibbiani 

    9          Policies of Inclusion and the Experiences of LGBTQ Peoples in Sports in the UK

                Hugh Torrance 

    10        LGBTQ People in Physical Activity and Sport in Spain: Research, Sport Policy and Inclusion

                Javier Gil-Quintana, Angélica Maria Sáenz-Macana, Elena López-Cañada, Joan Úbeda-Colomer and Sofía Pereira-García 

    Part III

    Diversity Matters: Policy of Inclusion and Experiences of Gender and Sexual Minorities 

    11        Sexual Diversity in the Eyes of Sports Managers: Are We Building Inclusive Physical Activity and Sport Contexts?

                Juan Aldaz Arregui, Nagore Martinez-Merino, Oidui Usabiaga Arruabarrena and Uxue Fernandez-Lasa 

    12        Monitoring ‘Inclusive Masculinity’ in Sport in the Netherlands 2008-2021: No Problems with Gay Men, but No Gay Inclusive Cultures

                Agnes Elling and Rens Cremers 

    13        Lesbianism in Sport: The Heteronormative Challenge

                Susanna Soler-Prat, Anna Vilanova, Judith Solanas, Daniel Martos-Garcia and Wenceslao García-Puchades 

    14        Gay Athletes at the 2017 World OutGames: A Qualitative Analysis

                Joaquín Piedra and David Moscoso-Sánchez 

    15        Physical Activity and Sport Among Spanish Trans Persons: Participation Data and Personal and Sociocultural Factors

                José Devís-Devís, Elena López-Cañada, Sofía Pereira-García, Jorge Fuentes-Miguel, Alexandra Valencia-Peris and Víctor Pérez Samaniego 


    Ilse Hartmann-Tews


    Ilse Hartmann-Tews is Professor of Sociology and Head of the Institute of Sociology and Gender Studies at the German Sport University Cologne, Germany.