Call for Papers | “Queer Sport” | Special Issue of Journal of Homosexuality. Call ends September 1, 2019

Guest Editor: Vikki Krane

This special issue will explore and critically assess what we know about sport for people with diverse sex, gender, and sexuality. We use queer as an umbrella term, inclusive of any/all minoritized sex, gender, and sexual identities. This allows space for self-identification, self-naming, and self-defined identity.

(We recognize that not all people within the LGBTQ+ spectrum identify as queer. While we use this term to offer a broad approach in this special issue, ultimately in any published papers participants will be addressed with their preferred identity terminology.)

Historically, queer identities have been pushed to the margins in sport. Today, there is more visibility and inclusion of queer sportspeople than ever before, yet research also reveals that many sport settings are perceived as unwelcoming for queer participants. The purpose of this special issue of the Journal of Homosexuality is to fill in some of the gaps in our knowledge regarding diverse sex, gender, and sexuality in sport.

We are seeking empirical studies and review papers that (a) further our understanding of the experiences of people who identify within the queer spectrum and/or (b) explore or promote queer-inclusive sport climates. We welcome papers addressing queer identities, experiences of queer people in sport, policy analysis, and discussion about greater queer inclusion.

Submission of manuscripts addressing areas in which there is little scholarship are particularly encouraged (e.g., intersex, trans, and non-binary sportspeople; bisexuality; queer youth; queer people in administration; queer disability sport; impact of ally programs; intersectional queer research).

A one-page abstract of proposed articles should be submitted to by September 1, 2019. Complete manuscripts will be due May 15, 2020.

Vikki Krane, Ph.D.  (she, her, hers)
Professor of Teaching Excellence
Graduate Coordinator, School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies
230C Eppler Complex
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH  43403
phone: 419-372-7233

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