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LGBTQ Identities in Athletic Spaces: Fill out a quick research survey to help raise awareness for LGBTQ athletes in collegiate athletic spaces across the country

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

CALLING ALL LGBTQ ATHLETES!

My name is Joey Lohmann, and I am a senior undergraduate student studying at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. As an anthropology major and a proud gay man, I am currently running a thesis research project in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Department of Anthropology called "LGBTQ Identities in Athletic Spaces." The purpose of this study is to analyze and highlight the experiences of LGBTQ athletes in organized sports. It includes a quick survey and possible follow-up interview if interested.

I am a big fan of OutSports and thought it would be a great space to spread the word. Current out-LGBTQ collegiate athletes or former varsity athletes in high school would be eligible. The only requirement is that you are over 18 years of age and were/are out in your most RECENT athletic involvement.

I would greatly appreciate any interest and participation! All information and data collected will be anonymized and deidentified upon submission and erased after the conclusion of the study. This study will be used to raise awareness for gay athletes and inform policy and programming discussions for athletic organizations across the country.

The link to the general study info, consent form, and baseline survey is below and feel free to send me any of your questions or concerns. The survey will close on Thursday, March 10th at 11:59pm EST. Every bit helps!

You can find the study by clicking this link

Thank you so much!

Joseph (Joey) Lohmann
B.A. Candidate, University of Pennsylvania Class of 2022
Medical Anthropology & Global Health Program | Neuroscience | Chemistry
jlohbro@sas.upenn.edu