Tag Archives: Homophobia Has No Place In The Beautiful Game

Stand Up, Take Notice, Do Something

24 Jul

_89732273_jesustomillero“In football, the problem is that people think it’s a ‘macho men’ sport. I think that this sport can be enjoyed by homosexuals, transsexuals, bisexuals, by anyone.” These are the truthful words of Jesús Tomillero, Spain’s first openly gay football referee. Continue reading

Crossing the Line

20 Jul


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. Continue reading

Player Given Straight Red For Homophobic Language

11 Jun

prettyannamoon_2 red card homophobiaNorwegian football is cracking down on homophobic language and taking it seriously as Baerum SK’s Simen Juklerod recently found out. Continue reading

Arsenal Support Anti-Homophobia Campaign

5 Sep

Rainbow-Laces-mainAfter that last disheartening story about racism in sport, here comes a bit of good news on another front. Gay rights group Stonewall along with Paddy Power and the Gay Football Supporters’ Network have launched this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign with a little help from Arsenal. Continue reading

St. Pauli Supports LGBT Community

11 Jul

thumb_8136__newsBigImageGerman second division club St. Pauli announced that as of today, they will permanently fly the rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride in their Hamburg stadium.  Continue reading

Mid-day Update

10 Jul

BO02-MjCQAEGGGwOkay, it’s only mid-day because I never seem to make it to bed until the wee hours. Here’s a couple of things and more later.

Calleti & Marta were snapped in Napoli where he underwent a physical today. I’m sure the pictures of his contract signing, etc. will be out soon. (Via @NapoliSphera) Continue reading

Tuesday Bits & Bobs

28 May

BLYE8z0CIAECGIzIker was in Qatar today to open an Aspire Academy and look who he was interviewed with – RAUL! (Squee!) Continue reading