October 20, 2010
- We hope you haven’t forgotten that today is Spirit Day! Wear your purple in remembrance of those who have died due to homophobia. The organizers said it best: “Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality.”
- This past Sunday, 17 October, the Mersey Marauders, Liverpool’s only LGBT football team, were at the Bluecoat Arts Centre to lead a discussion on homophobia in football. It was part of a month-long recreation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s infamous “Bed-In” peace protest at the Bluecoat. A viewing of the Liverpool-Everton Derby followed the discussion. If you were not in Liverpool and missed the event, you can see complete video from the Livestream online here and here. Week Two highlights from the Bed-In will be available on the Bluecoat Centre YouTube page in the next few days.
- If you have access to BBC Radio 4, research from the Top Fan Project, the Staffordshire University study of homophobia amongst football fans, will be discussed on “Thinking Allowed,” today at 16:00 BST. Tune-in as it should be interesting. Additionally, Four Four Two covered the Top Fan Study as well, in an article posted this past Thursday. If you still haven’t filled out the survey, you can do so here.