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About Red Card Homophobia

Our mission:

To increase awareness to and bring to an end homophobia in football, and to promote the value of equality, regardless of sexual orientation, in the beautiful game.

We will work toward 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 to describe players is not acceptable.

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 it 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, 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.
  • Gain the support of football clubs and football players.
  • Create a community of supporters and encourage them to share in our mission.
8 Comments leave one →
  1. djlindsay permalink
    September 14, 2010 6:33 pm

    Hi, Just wonering who you are please? I have been working with a number groups in the UK for several years now around homophobia in football, and was wondering where all this has come from. One or two things are oc concern as flyers /posters etc inside grounds in the Uk are not allowed unlesss aproved by clubs etc. Cheers Lindsay.

    • scruby permalink
      September 16, 2010 1:08 am

      Hi Lindsay,

      We are a group of devoted football fans from around the world who decided to start a campaign against homophobia in football. This camping is fairly new and we started it through a football internet forum, so we don’t really have a ‘base’ per se.

      Thank you for your information about the flyers and posters. Our campaign is an international campaign and this might be different in different countries, but thank you for telling us what the rules are in England.

      We would like to know which organizations you work with so maybe we can connect them and work with them as well.

      Cheers,
      Yael.

  2. November 13, 2010 12:01 pm

    How to contact you by email?

  3. Meirav permalink
    November 21, 2010 8:07 pm

    This is just wonderful. Thank you 🙂

  4. dj lindsay permalink
    December 21, 2010 7:35 pm

    Hi kids have a look at the new blog I started recently, dheers dj lindsay.

    http://justaballgame.blogspot.com/2010_12_01_archive.html

  5. Lily permalink
    July 8, 2011 5:54 pm

    Is this campaign also working in Latin America countries,more precisely, Mexico?

    • July 8, 2011 6:10 pm

      We are an international internet based organization, we report on information from any country so long as there is a reliable source to cite. If we were directed to a story from Mexico we would report on it.

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