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Court dismisses discrimination suit against “no homosexuals” football president Vlatko Markovic

Court dismisses discrimination suit against “no homosexuals” football president Vlatko Markovic

Earlier this week judge Jasenka Grgic of the Zagreb county court rejected one of two discrimination cases filed against president of the Croatian Football [Read More]

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Another ‘corrective’ rape and murder in Kwa-Thema, still no government response

Six weeks have passed since South African officials met with Ndumi Funda of Luleki Sizwe and promised to address the issue of 'corrective' rape*. [Read More]

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Vallarta Activists Participate in Global Response to Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

Vallarta Activists Participate in Global Response to Detention of Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei

At 1:00pm on April 17, 2011, twenty-six people each carried a chair to the Malecon in Puerto Vallarta and took a seat facing the ocean. [Read More]

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The governing body

The governing body

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has approved a plan to implement new regulations concerning female athletes with "hyperandrogenism", to go into effect at the end of this month. [Read More]

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Ndumie Funda and over 170,000 others find success in meeting with South African officials about ‘corrective’ rape

Ndumie Funda and over 170,000 others find success in meeting with South African officials about ‘corrective’ rape

Yesterday, Luleki Sizwe founder Ndumie Funda delivered a petition of over 170,000 names [Read More]

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I’m a Footballer. And I’m Gay.

This article was also posted on the soccer blog In Bed With Maradona on March 14, 2011. As a professional footballer with a pedigree, twenty year-old Anton Hysén could probably count on some column inches throughout his career. But with a  [Read More]

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Finally, a fotbollsspelaren

Finally, a fotbollsspelaren

It’s been two and a half weeks to the day since the second annual Football v Homophobia Initiative, which also fell on what would have been soccer player Justin Fashanu’s 50th birthday. Fashanu came out as gay to the press  [Read More]

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On birthdays, banners, bigotry and breakthroughs

On birthdays, banners, bigotry and breakthroughs

If he’d lived, today would have been footballer Justin Fashanu’s 50th birthday. The Norwich City FC, Fashanu’s club between ’79 and ’81, posthumously inducted him into their Hall of Fame earlier this week at Carrow Road. Norwich City’s Chief Executive  [Read More]

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Girls and Football SA launch new site

Girls and Football SA launch new site

My feeds are filling up with posts suggesting that today's been balmy and bright in my hometown. Spring is awesome for many reasons, but I think the best part of the season is that yearning, expectant clench I feel in my stomach when I get within striking distance of pulling on my cleats... [Read More]

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Launch of Palestinian Women’s Football League signals step towards gender equity in Middle East

Launch of Palestinian Women’s Football League signals step towards gender equity in Middle East

With all of the dramatic events unfolding in the middle east over the past several weeks, you may be forgiven for missing this tiny revolution in the world of football. On February 10, 2011, an estimated 8,000 spectators filled the  [Read More]

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