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Red Card Homophobia: Mission Statement

September 11, 2010

Our mission: to increase awareness of and end homophobia in football (soccer) and promote equality, regardless of sexual orientation, in the beautiful game.

We will work towards our goal by adhering to and promoting the following values:

Acceptance:
We support everyone in the football world regardless of sexual orientation. We come for the game and the players, and do not care about whom they love off the pitch.

Tolerance:
We do not accept homophobic slurs directed towards anyone. The use of them by fans, or anyone else, to describe players is not acceptable. We denounce all violence and hate crimes.

Equality:
We believe all players should be evaluated on talent alone. We believe that awareness and education are the keys to achieving greater equality, and we hope our efforts towards equality on all accounts will make people re-evaluate their opinions.

Red Card Homophobia will fulfill this mission by committing to:

  • Educate people through our blog by collecting reports of both incidences of homophobia and the efforts to combat it;
  • Promote awareness through social media of all types: social networking (e.g. Twitter, Facebook), multi-media (i.e. YouTube), major national and international news media outlets, and promotion of values at games and in public;
  • Find and partner with other organizations to eliminate hate and increase support worldwide;
  • Gain the support of football clubs and football players to spread the message;
  • Create a community of supporters and encourage them, and others, to share in our mission.
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7 Comments leave one →
  1. jenn permalink
    September 11, 2010 11:36 pm

    Just got back from work (I know I know a Saturday woh is me) and found this all set up, and things moving along over at lj and twitter and tumbler, etc. It just warms my heart so much to see this all come together!

    Let me know what/when I can help with.

    • scruby permalink
      September 12, 2010 4:14 am

      Just follow the updates on the different sites. There is so much to be done, and also you can make suggestions of your own. (:

      If you have a twitter you can start by hashtaging #redcardhomophobia, you can join the cause page in facebook and publish this wherever you can.

  2. September 12, 2010 2:26 am

    Great idea–definitely subscribing.

  3. Zinaid. permalink
    September 12, 2010 5:44 am

    The mission statement sounds great!
    Glad to see everything is moving along and I’m glad I get to be a part of it 🙂

  4. September 12, 2010 6:19 am

    well, i’ve already joined to the fb page, but i’m afraid i’m not much use on twitter, but still, i’ll be glad to help in anything you may need, like spanish translation services or spreading the word, here in south america, homophobia is huge, due to latin men being really “machistas”, its awful!

    big hugs girls, this is a great project with a great future.

  5. Emily84 permalink
    September 13, 2010 5:45 pm

    I’ve already subscribed/retweeted/reblogged you/followed you on ontd_football, and I am ready to give you my full support guys!!! You are AWESOME!!!

    I am Italian, and if you need any translation into Italian/Spanish/Catalan/German I could give you a hand (although I’ve already seen there are so many people from all over the world who will be ready to help just like me).

    A big hug gurlz, and keep up the awesome!! :3

  6. Marloes permalink
    September 21, 2010 3:47 pm

    Amazing work so far! ❤

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