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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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Players celebrate goal with “French” kiss on the pitch

Players celebrate goal with “French” kiss on the pitch

Mathieu Debuchy and Olivier Giroud, players with the French national team, celebrated a goal against Germany this past Wednesday with a kiss on the mouth and predictably, the webz went wild. According to French English-language newspaper The Local, #Debuchy was  [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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Women’s Football Deserves Better

Women’s Football Deserves Better

With the Women's World Cup underway, now is a good time to remind FIFA what it should be doing. [Read More]

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Vlatko Markovic and the Recipe for a Revolution

In the 30 days before the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 11 high-level sports figures publicly came out as gay in the media. [Read More]

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How I spent my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

How I spent my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia

I just created a petition entitled Fight Homophobia in Football: Demand Resignation of Croatian Football Federation President Markovic [Read More]

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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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President of German Football Association Pledges Support for Gay Players at UEFA Congress in Paris

President of German Football Association Pledges Support for Gay Players at UEFA Congress in Paris

German football web site 11 Freunde published a story this morning that detailed comments by Deutscher Fußball-Bund (DFB) president Theo Zwanziger made [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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