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50% Of GAA Players Think A Player Would Face Discrimination If They Came Out LGBTQ+

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69% of female players are aware of a teammate who's out.

Some 45 per cent of inter-county GAA players are aware of an LGBTQ teammate within their team.

A new survey shows nearly all players would support a teammate if they came out.

Whether it's Kellie Harrington in boxing or Katie McCabe in soccer, Ireland has plenty of top sports stars who are part of the LGBTQ+ community.

However, in gaelic games, there's still no active male player who's publicly come out.

This new survey, in conjunction with the Gaelic Players Association, shows 69% of female players and 10% of male players are aware of a teammate who's out.

Some 99 per cent of players say they'd support a teammate if they came out.

The GPA wants to see a zero tolerance approach to discrimination - and is developing policies to make clubs more accepting places.

Some 50% think if a player came out they would face discrimination.

Aisling Maher, who's on Dublin's senior camogie squad, says her experience should encourage others:









 

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