I try very hard to take at least one day off a week. One day with no work, no responsibility, and no stress. Today is football and Mimosas in my sweats. Happy Sunday everyone!
Gotta love that banner! AFC Wimbledon, helping combat homophobia in football (soccer)! And, as noted by John Green (also backed by PinkNews), they were the first football club in Britain to join the Football Fans Against Homophobia campaign!
“AFC Wimbledon is an inclusive club where everyone is welcome, regardless of their background. Discrimination of any kind has no place on the terraces, on the pitch or in the dressing room. We are therefore lending our support to the campaign, and Saturday’s home match against Accrington Stanley is dedicated to the fight against homophobia. The club’s management and players urge supporters to help create a positive and inclusive atmosphere at The Cherry Red Records Stadium.” – AFC Winbledon
I didn’t see this ad until just today, but apparently the ad (which aptly compares John Boehner to a baby throwing a temper tantrum) aired on Sunday during the Cincinnati Bengals and the New England Patriots NFL game.
After the baby cries, the narrator says “Speaker John Boehner didn’t get his way on shutting down health care reform. So, he’s shut down the government and hurt the economy.”
The brilliant ad aired in Speaker Beohner’s district in Cincinnati. Love it!
Last week with the help of Paddy Power, LGBT rights group Stonewall sent rainbow laces to all 92 Premier League clubs, Football League clubs, and the professional clubs in Scotland. Several Premier League clubs including Manchester United, Tottenham and Norwich, aren’t too happy with how Stonewall and Paddy Power rolled out the initiative and have refused to participate. Continue reading
The NFL Players Association has partnered with Athlete Ally and are now selling One Team Pride Shirts at their official online store! And as you can see they look super snazzy, not to mention all off the net proceeds go to Athlete Ally.
“Athlete Ally is a proud partner in this effort as the NFLPA makes clear to all of its players that the union supports and welcomes them, regardless of sexual orientation, and to all LGBT fans that they are respected,” said Hudson Taylor, Founder and Executive Director of Athlete Ally.
New York AG Eric Schneiderman contacted the NFL in March for an explanation after it was reported draft prospects were being asked questions like, “Do you have a girlfriend? Are you married? Do you like girls?” which violates New York’s anti-discrimination policy.
After investigating the NFL said it found no specific violations, but they will enforce their non-discrimination policy by hanging posters in all locker rooms explaining the rules and holding training sessions for league personnel.