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homophobia in sport

  • 21st February 2012

    FA launches new anti-homophobia initiative 6

    (L-R) Nic Coward of the Premier League, Bobby Barnes of the PFA and Richard Bevan of the LMA (Photo: The FA)

    2:51 PM — The Football Association launched a new initiative yesterday to promote inclusiveness for gay, bi and trans people in football. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring. Opening Doors and Joining In includes a six-point action plan on education, visibility, partnership, recognition, reporting and monitoring.

  • 17th June 2011

    Lesbian couple ‘told to stop kissing at baseball game’ 54

    The fans were told to "adhere to the ten commandments"

    4:56 PM — A lesbian couple say they were told off by a security guard for sharing a brief kiss at a Minnesota Twins baseball game. Taylor Campione and Kelsi Culpepper, from Minneapolis, say the Target Field guard told them: "We don't play grab-ass here".

  • 25th May 2011

    Online football forums ‘filled with anti-gay hate’ 93

    Research found homophobia in online football forums

    2:45 PM — Internet forums for football fans contain shocking attitudes towards homosexuality, a study suggests. The research, carried out by LGBT and sports campaigner Lindsay England, looked at 8,000 forum threads containing homophobic abuse.

  • 5th May 2011

    Blackburn Rovers fans charged over racist and anti-gay chants

    The alleged incident took place in January (Photo: Stephen Depolo)

    2:27 PM — Two Blackburn Rovers fans have appeared in court charged with shouting racist and homophobic abuse at players. The match was a Cup game between Rovers and Queens Park Rangers on January 8th.

  • 23rd June 2010

    Daily Mirror journalist says there is ‘no chance’ of English football players coming out 24

    Justin Fashanu committed suicide in 1998

    11:04 AM — Daily Mirror sports jounalist John Cross has stated in an interview with an anti-homophobia in sport website that he cannot see any English footballers coming out in the near future as "our sport has created a dangerous taboo".

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