The Evolution of Gender and Sexuality in Sports Media

Understanding gender and sexuality through the lens of sports representation, either within the sports themselves or through the sports media, reveals a faint evolution of discriminatory practices that “others” an entire class of people. Gatekeepers (people with statute who can invite people into a group or leave people out) serve to draw attention to these problems and can help focus the media on the problems that need to be fixed or can help distract the media from these said problems. The media is often played by the gatekeepers. Both gatekeepers and sports…