Fitness, Exercise & Weight

By Dr Ruth McNair. Updated 13th October 2014

We know that in general, more lesbians and same sex attracted women have a healthy body image than heterosexual women, regardless of their weight. More lesbians are involved in sport and other physical activity, and more Australian lesbians are interested in complementary therapies for health and well-being. Research in the USA shows that more lesbians are overweight than heterosexual women, however this is not the case in Australia.

Resources:

Queer sporting teams

www.queersports.melbourne.org

Come out to play

This research project looked at LGBT people’s experience of participating in sport in Victoria:

http://www.glhv.org.au/files/ComeOutToPlay.pdf