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emerged: (1) a silence surrounding the issue of lesbianism in women's sport, and (2) athletes1 internalization of societal stereotypes concerning lesbians and.

The lesbian athlete stereotype (female athlete equals lesbian) has served as a form of social control to limit women's participa- tion in sports and to denigrate.

Stereotyping women who love sports as lesbians may mean that folk are less shocked if one of them does actually turn out to be gay, but it.