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Support good and important work: Nominations open for 2014 edition of the Real Heroes of Mexico

Support good and important work: Nominations open for 2014 edition of the Real Heroes of Mexico

I could not be prouder to be an Ambassador for the 2014 edition of the Real Heroes of Mexico. It looks like, whether I planned it or not, I've adopted Mexico and, I suppose, Mexico's adopted me. I can't wait to read about all the good and important work being done in the country. [Read More]

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100 soccer balls bound for an orphanage in Lira, Uganda are grounded in Cincinnati, Ohio

100 soccer balls bound for an orphanage in Lira, Uganda are grounded in Cincinnati, Ohio

Wanna get your do-good on? We need help getting 100 soccer balls from Cincinnati, Ohio to Lira, Uganda [Read More]

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A rough guide to the language of Pride

A rough guide to the language of Pride

A completely non-exhaustive rough guide to the language of Pride to help you make sure that “Some of my best friends are gay” is the dumbest thing you say all weekend. [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

Spotlight organization: Girls & Football SA

This group's work is so important and effective that it's even caught the attention of bad-ass First Lady Michelle Obama. [Read More]

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Are The Sports World’s Anti-Homophobia Campaigns Eradicating Homophobia In Sports?

Are The Sports World’s Anti-Homophobia Campaigns Eradicating Homophobia In Sports?

While more professional athletes have come out of the closet in the past year than in the past decade, one expert on homophobia in professional sports says the sports world is still the last great bastion of institutionalized homophobia. [Read More]

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Anton Hysén sends a message supporting the Football v Homophobia Initiative [VIDEO]

Anton Hysén sends a message supporting the Football v Homophobia Initiative [VIDEO]

The third annual Football v Homophobia initiative ran between February 18 and 25, 2012 with the participation of clubs, activists, and individual players from around the world. The Football v Homophobia Initiative (FvH) is a global day against homophobia in  [Read More]

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Is there a good reason to ban hijab on the soccer pitch?

Is there a good reason to ban hijab on the soccer pitch?

I recently joined over 34,000 other people on a Facebook group called Let Us Play, which promotes the idea that women and girls should be allowed to play soccer/football in hijab. Specifically, the group is lobbying the International Football Association Board  [Read More]

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Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Spotlight organization: Free Gender

Formed in 2008 with the mission to raise awareness about the rights of lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex women in the community, Free Gender participates in protests, meetings, and gives educational talks. [Read More]

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Over-40 South African women’s football club Tsogang Basadi seeks kits, sponsors for upcoming 16 Days of Activism match

Over-40 South African women’s football club Tsogang Basadi seeks kits, sponsors for upcoming 16 Days of Activism match

The 32 women of Tsogang Basadi (rise up women) FC need sponsors or donations to get their winter track suits and equipment as they prepare for an upcoming 16 Days of Activism football match. Tsogang Basadi FC is a football  [Read More]

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Film on Peruvian women’s football team makes me forget about Sepp Blatter for 25 minutes

Film on Peruvian women’s football team makes me forget about Sepp Blatter for 25 minutes

A new month, a new scandal for FIFA. In the past year, the organizing body of world football has come under scrutiny for corruption, homophobia, sexism and — November’s theme — racism. Though there are countless ways that the Association  [Read More]

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