identities on their family’s involvement in community youth sport have received limited attention in the sport literature. This is problematic as parents who identify as LGBTQ experience everyday injustices, fear sexual stigma, and confront assumptions of heterosexuality while they support their children in
George B. Cunningham and Nicole Melton
In drawing from Herek’s (2007, 2009) sexual stigma and prejudice theory, the purpose of this study was to examine the relationship among prejudice toward sexual minority coaches, religious fundamentalism, sexism, and sexual prejudice and to determine whether race affected these relationships. The authors collected data from 238 parents. Results indicated that Asians expressed greater sexual prejudice than Latinos and Whites, while African Americans expressed more religious fundamentalism than did Whites. There were also differences in the associations among the variables. For African Americans, sexism held the strongest association with prejudice toward sexual minority coaches. While for Asians and Whites, religious fundamentalism held the strongest association, contact with lesbian and gay friends was a significant predictor of prejudice for Asians, but not for the other groups. For Latinos, both religious fundamentalism and sexism were associated with sexual prejudice. The authors discuss the results in terms of theoretical and practical implications.
George B. Cunningham, Erin Buzuvis and Chris Mosier
children in schools . Liminalis, 3 , 81 – 99 . Retrieved from http://research.gold.ac.uk/3531/ Herek , G.M. ( 2007 ). Confronting sexual stigma and prejudice: Theory and practice . Journal of Social Issues, 63 , 905 – 925 . doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00544.x 10.1111/j.1540-4560.2007.00544.x
Yuhei Inoue, Mikihiro Sato and Kevin Filo
, Canada, and the United States. Trussell shows the significance of sexual stigma, heightened visibility, and judgment from the participants’ communities. The results also highlight the importance of community youth sport in fostering social relationships and positive role models for the family unit as