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How Social Media Is Becoming a Safe Space for Aspiring LGBTI+ Athletes

Credit: Flickr The world of sport has always been a space of contention for LGBTI+ athletes. A study by Adelaide's Flinders University found that nearly 40 percent of respondents who participate in sports "have felt unsafe or vulnerable in a sporting environment as a result of their gender identification or sexuality". The good news is that attitudes are gradually changing and becoming more inclusive, which can be partially attributed to the power of social media. Daydreaming in Paradise’s article on social media influencers describes their crucial role in bringing awareness to certain issues in a global context. For instance, posts on popular apps like Instagram have the ability to reach me

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