Crossing the Line

20 Jul

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First, if you don’t know about Unusual Efforts please get over to their site (here) and check out what they do. Incredible pieces and incredible art by all women, trans or cis, and nonbinary contributors.

I implore you to read these pieces on homophobia, and the solution, in American soccer.

This piece that I’m sharing is long, but worth the read. I can’t come up with words for it, so I will let the piece speak for itself in this quote from it:

“For all the public shows of tolerance and inclusiveness, you can’t help feeling like you’re not welcome.”

Please, please, please read these pieces.

Crossing the Line: experiencing homophobia in American soccer

Crossing the Line: on ending homophobia in American soccer

And check out the #QueerAtTheGame hashtag. It’s eye opening even for people who try to maintain solidarity.

-mygypsyspirit

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