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[Perspectives] Out on the pitch: sport and mental health in LGBT people

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It has become commonplace to associate participation in sport and exercise with positive health, with the UK's National Health Service even branding sport as a “miracle cure”. Such recommendations lean on empirical evidence that emphasises the benefits of physical activity for physical and mental health. Such recommendations are well meaning, but they rely on a view of sport that is shorn of cultural context and does not account for how experiences of sport and exercise vary enormously for different groups within society.

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