Study finds U.S. ranks worst in sports homophobia and discrimination

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Out of six countries surveyed, the United States fared worst in a new homophobia study released on Saturday, Time reports.

Out On The Fields surveyed more than 9,000 people from the U.S., Britain, Australia, Canada, Ireland, and New Zealand, on their experiences with homophobia in sports. The researchers reported than 80 percent of all respondents "said they have witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport." Just one percent of those surveyed said LGB people were "completely accepted" in sports.

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