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Trevor Project: Make Sports More Welcoming to LGBTQ+ Youth

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2021 National Survey on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health, notes that 32 percent of respondents reported participating in a school or community league or club, compared with half of the general youth population.“Many LGBTQ youth reported that they didn’t participate in sports due to concerns about discrimination and harassment from peers and coaches, fears of how others would react to their LGBTQ identity, and policies preventing them from playing on the team that matches their gender identity,” the brief explains.Those who did play sports said they heard negative things about LGBTQ+ people from coaches or other leaders about as often as they heard positive things, and they were unlikely to go to these leaders if they were experiencing mental.

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