Tag Archives: International Day Against Homophobia

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

The Daily Drool: Anton Hysén

17 May

Who better to feature as our Drool on the International Day Against Homophobia than super hot out ‘baller Anton Hysén? Yum. Foxy Anton is a defender for Swedish fourth division side Utsiktens BK, which is coached by his dad, Glenn Hysén who formerly played for Liverpool. His older brothers Alexander and Tobias are also ‘ballers. He is a former member of the Swedish U-17 team. Hysén caused a stir when he came out in March 2011 and received support from all over the world. We’ve featured him on HB & HB twice before here and here.  Good on you, sexy boy!

Fighting The Good Fight

17 May

Here are some more stories in recognition of the International Day Against Homophobia…

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A Brave Man Takes A Stand

17 May

Rick Welts, President and CEO, of the NBA’s Phoenix Suns has made a choice to live his live openly. His story (and the heartbreaking effects his closeted life took on him) was chronicled in this Sunday’s New York Times. I thought it was appropriate  to share his journey on the International Day Against Homophobia. I hope that brave men like Rick Welts, Gareth Thomas, Michael Pinto dos Santos, Anton Hysen, John Amaechi, Steven Davies and Ian Roberts will inspire others to come out and pave the way towards a sports world where people can be free to be who they are.

International Day Against Homophobia

17 May

Today is the International Day Against Homophobia. Take a minute to check out activities and outreach or learn more about the efforts. Here are some sites that particularly deal with homophobia in soccer: Red Card Homophobia and The Justin Campaign (which as always are linked in our Sites We Love section). There are regular updates on both sites dealing with the fight against homophobia in our sport. If you are able, please consider making a donation today to the gay rights charity of your choice to help them continue their good work. Some suggestions:  International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) and Human Rights Campaign. If you can’t make a donation, please take a moment to help spread awareness whether that be a tweet, Facebook status update or a blog post. Every bit of education and support helps. xoxo, Lozil