Manchester United has today ‘Come Out’ for LGBT+ equality in football with a new strategic partnership with Stonewall.
The manager of US soccer team San Diego Loyal SC, Landon Donovan, instructed his players to leave the pitch during their match against Phoenix Rising.
Troy Deeney, the captain of Premier League Watford, has told broadcaster Louis Theroux that there is probably at least one gay player in every football team. Speaking on the BBC Podcast, Grounded with Louis Theroux, the talismanic skipper said, “I would go on record saying that there is probably one gay Continue Reading
A club in the top flight of Argentinian football became the first team in the division’s history to sign a trans player. Club Villa San Carlos Femenino are currently propping up the Primera Division A – the first division – but they hope that Mara Gomez, their new striker, can rack up Continue Reading
The FA strengthens commitment to make football everyone’s game The FA has today ‘Come Out for LGBT’ equality in football with a new strategic partnership with Stonewall, the UK’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality. The initiative shows The FA’s commitment to creating an inclusive game where all Continue Reading
How one London business is supporting LGBT equality in football Joint, a London based creative business, has launched ‘Ball for All’, an initiative to help raise money for LGBTQ+ charities and to highlight the status of LGBTQ+ footballers. With the football World Cup having started in Russia on Thursday and June Continue Reading
“Many don’t want to be the first and I think therein lies the problem of out gay footballers in a nutshell.” The #ComeOut2Play campaign has received support from political figures such as Labour shadow minister Dawn Butler, David Lammy MP and Sarah Brown and celebrities including John Bishop, Alan Carr, Katie Continue Reading
Middlesbrough Football Club have become the first team to give their official support to OutNews Global’s #ComeOut2Play campaign. Sign up to show your support for LGBT footballers here. The team tweeted this morning, saying: “#Boro are committed to promoting equality and diversity and we are proud to support #ComeOut2Play.” #Boro are committed Continue Reading
OutNews Global’s #ComeOut2Play campaign only launched 24 hours ago and already it’s won support from some of the biggest names in the country. John Bishop added the weight of his 3.7 million followers, tweeting: “This isn’t to force anyone to come out but it is a campaign to let them know Continue Reading
“We will be in a much happier place when it’s the homophobes hiding in our beautiful game, not our gay players.” Sign the #ComeOut2Play campaign now! There are professional male footballers out there playing in front of millions of fans right now who are secretly gay or bi. That’s not speculation, Continue Reading