September 18, 2010
Only a week into the campaign and things are taking off! Here is a summary of some of our successes thus far:
- Thanks to your continued efforts, we have already been re-tweeted by a few famous faces within the football world. Keep going! Hopefully soon we will all see our favorite footballers supporting the cause and following @RChomophobia. So far we have been re-tweeted by:
- The hashtag #redcardhomophobia was mentioned in thousands of tweets over the past week. We encourage you to continue tagging your tweets as you watch matches over the weekend. Please also help us tweet influential footballers, journalists, celebrities, and other groups on twitter so that they might start following @RChomophobia, and also tag their posts #redcardhomophobia. We are currently trying to translate our tweets to other languages so that we can reach more footballers, organizations, and fans worldwide. If you are multilingual please help us translate at our livejournal.
- Gay pop culture site, AfterElton, shouted out Red Card Homophobia as “a great group devoted to stopping bigotry in [football].” Thank you AfterElton!
- Queeried, an LGBT lifestyle website, featured Red Card Homophobia in an article, describing us as “people out there trying to make a difference and make the world a less homophobic place.” Thank you Queeried for mentioning Red Card Homophobia in such a positive light.
- A Football Report included photos of Red Card Homophobia supporters and provided a link to our official tumblr page. Thank you A Football Report! Send in photos of yourself with signs and fliers to get featured on our site and other sites like these.
- Some of our artistically talented members have created various club-related fliers and graphics that allow you to support your favorite club and Red Card Homophobia at the same time. Print one out, take a picture with it, and send it to us either via twitter, tumblr, livejournal, or through our e-mail address: redcardhomophobia [at] gmail [dot] com. If you are also artistically gifted and do not see a graphic for your club or national team in our gallery, we encourage you to submit fliers and graphics to us, too.
- To be even more involved in the grassroots efforts of Red Card Homophobia please visit our headquarters on livejournal, follow us on twitter and tumblr, and friend us on facebook. Over the next few weeks we hope to start featuring regular content on the blog. If you are interested in writing articles or opinion pieces please refer to this post to learn more about our editorial process. If you want to help in any other way please contribute on our livejournal page and join the weekly chats. And remember, everyone can participate by continuing to tag their tweets with #redcardhomophobia and encouraging their friends and followers to follow @RChomophobia.
- Additionally, we have been contacted by various LGBTQ rights and anti-homophobia organizations over the past few days. If you work with any similar organization, we would love to partner with you and exchange ideas on how to promote equality on and off the pitch. If you are interested please send an email to: redcardhomophobia [at] gmail [dot] com.