Tag Archives: football

Gay UK football fans lured to hoax meeting and attacked | Gay Star News

In Europe football (soccer) fans are known to be rowdy and some are racist and homophobic. This is an issue that seems to arise frequently in sports news stories. The UK has it’s share of biased and bigoted football supporters. … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Robbie Rogers, Coming Out and Changing Soccer in That’s Gay curated by T.J. DeGroat

Slate has this interesting look at Robbie Rogers and his pioneering role as an openly gay professional sports star in America. Here’s how it begins… By February 2013, Robbie Rogers’ career as a professional soccer player had reached its low … Continue reading

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FA: Trans people can now play pro football (soccer) | Gay Star News

A major breakthrough has occurred in the UK were the Football Association, the governing body of football (aka soccer), has decided to admit transgender players. Here’s the story from TRIS REID-SMITH writing for Gay Star News… Football Association in UK … Continue reading

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Deion Sanders: Being gay ‘could be’ a choice, because ‘who wouldn’t’ choose to be gay? – Outsports

A blatant example of holding views that are inconsistent with the evidence -Deion Sanders thinks people might choose to be gay. He made these comments in the context of Michael Sam and the NFL. If ever there was an example … Continue reading

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National soccer coaches association takes aim at homophobia – Outsports

A first person account of the work behind the scenes to create a safer sports environment for LGBTQ coaches and players… High school soccer coach Dan Woog and others will present LGBTQ issues at the National Soccer Coaches Association of … Continue reading

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UK: Ex-Hucknall Town chief in gay slur row – Hucknall Dispatch

Seems this former footballer’s (soccer player) past statements on gays have caught up with him… Former Hucknall Town chief Michael Johnson has quit a prestigious, new job after he was caught up in a row over an alleged slur on … Continue reading

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Life As A Gay Footballer – Gainsborough Trinity Winger Liam Davis

An inspirational story about a young, out gay footballer, (soccer player), in the UK. Here’s a major excerpt…   After Thomas Hitzlsperger revealed he was gay this week, Gainsborough Trinity winger Liam Davis hopes that coming out as a gay … Continue reading

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Robbie Rogers: The aftermath of a gay footballer coming out – CNN.com

Robbie Rogers is the subject of a special on CNN Saturday.  Read Robbie’s story here: http://edition.cnn.com/2014/01/09/sport/football/robbie-rogers-gay-sport/ Posted from Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, Earth, Solar System

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Youth soccer organization launches gay-lesbian Web page – latimes.com

Bravo! If only more youth sports organizations would follow suit. Sports too often is a breeding ground for hate and homophobia. This move is a step in the right direction… In a groundbreaking effort to curtail bullying and harassment and … Continue reading

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Footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger Comes Out

I am the first to admit that like many Yanks I am woefully ignorant when it comes to football/soccer. That being said I am trying to become better educated in “the beautiful game.” What I do know is that, like … Continue reading

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Chris Kluwe Proves NFL Isn’t A Safe Place To Think Gay People Are Okay, Let Alone Be Actually Gay | Autostraddle

This commentary lays out the problem the NFL has with homophobia and hyper masculinity. The article first reports on the opinion piece written by Chris Kluwe who alleges he was let go from the Minnesota Vikings because of his marriage … Continue reading

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Colorado State suspends DL coach two weeks for using gay slur – CBSSports.com

The coach learns there are consequences for his actions… [GIF via SB Nation] Colorado State defensive line coach Greg Lupfer has been suspended two weeks without pay because of his gay slur that was caught by ESPN’s cameras during the … Continue reading

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Coach’s anti-gay slur during New Mexico Bowl causes uproar | KOB.com

When will these sportsman grow up? When the game is over, it is time to clean up. The mess from Saturday’s Gildan New Mexico bowl is not limited to trash outside University Stadium. After Washington State scored the first touchdown … Continue reading

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You Can Play working with NFL on LGBT youth initiative – Outsports

A promising initiative… The You Can Play project today announced the “High Five Initiative,” which will bring professional athletes to LGBT youth organizations. It starts today with former NFL players and NFL player-engagement execs Troy Vincent and Dwight Hollier visiting … Continue reading

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Scottish gay referee expelled after speaking out on gay hate | Gay Star News

It would seem that their is homophobia afoot in the Angus and Perthshire Referee Association… A Scottish gay referee is claiming he was expelled after speaking out against homophobic abuse from soccer players. Joe Richardson, a 29-year-old former member of … Continue reading

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Connecticut: Gay Teen football star accused in deadly Bloomfield stabbing – WFSB 3

What seems to be a highly dysfunctional relationship ends in tragedy… A 27-year-old Bloomfield man is dead, and an 18-year-old football star is now behind bars, accused of stabbing him several times. Explosive information details in court documents show the … Continue reading

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UK soccer star faces trial over anti-gay gesture | Gay Star News

Okay, so what exactly is the “homophobic gesture” in question. I am trying to figure out what it would be; pantomime sex acts, limp wrist, what? Whatever it was it got this guy in hot water… Former Blackburn Rovers player … Continue reading

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Rogers Reflects on Season in the Spotlight as a Gay Athlete – NYTimes.com

A nice piece in the New York Times about out athlete Robbie Rogers. A couple of my favorite quotes: “Those positive emails from kids are probably the part of this that makes me most proud because I know I’m reaching … Continue reading

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NFL player made to apologise for anti-gay slur on live radio · PinkNews.co.uk

Clearly a ways left to go before homophobia is eradicated from sport! A former NFL player has come under heavy criticism, and was made to apologise live on air on a radio station, after he used a homophobic slur to … Continue reading

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Openly gay soccer player Robbie Rogers to write memoir – LGBTQ Nation

A book I look forward to reading… Robbie Rogers, the first openly gay male athlete to play in a U.S. professional league, has a memoir scheduled to be published next year. Penguin Books announced Thursday that “Coming Out to Play” … Continue reading

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