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Australian Football league launches major anti-homophobia drive

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  1. GulliverUK 28 Aug 2012, 1:11pm

    Australia does seem to be getting on with this. Various states are putting up amendments to allow for same-sex marriages, regardless of the Federal government dragging their feet.

    Also just launched in Victoria;

    ‘No to Homophobia’ campaign launched in Victoria

    http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1686683/'No-to-Homophobia-campaign'-launched-in-Victoria

    Also, how come France only just announce same-sex marriage proposals a few months ago, it’ll have legislation ready in October, and it should be implemented in 2013 — when our timetable is 2015 !!!! Come ON !

    1. GulliverUK 28 Aug 2012, 1:17pm

      And what ever happened to the FA ad which they didn’t show – they said it was too soon. Other people and groups are doing their bit, why aren’t the FA?

  2. The sooner all sporting institutions start campaigns like this the better. They have campaigns against racism and homophobia should not be any different!

  3. Bill (Scotland) 28 Aug 2012, 4:56pm

    I am not a supporter of football, a vile yobbish pastime (in my considered opinion), but it seems to me as an observer that football, or at least the premier division of it, is massively dependent upon advertising and television broadcast rights, so it is upon those ‘paymasters’ of the game that pressure needs to be exerted – those organisations will certainly respond that they are only reflecting an agglomeration of the views of their own ‘paymasters’, the ignorant ‘yobs’ who tend to follow this game and who pay their monthly subscriptions to watch this vile game on satellite television. In other words, you need to educate a whole mass of bigotted, homophobic individuals. Good luck! ;)

    Presumably one needs to get high profile individuals, such as the former footballers who host many of the major television broadcasts commentating on major football matches (and no doubt earn high fees for doing so) to record video-clip deploring the obnoxious rhetoric of the people who …..

    1. Bill (Scotland) 28 Aug 2012, 4:57pm

      … ultimately pay their wages. Perhaps their will be one or two brave individuals who will be prepared to see beyond their own naked self-interest?

      1. Bill (Scotland) 28 Aug 2012, 5:00pm

        (Of course that should have been ‘there’ after ‘Perhaps’ – I got carried away with my own rhetoric.)

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