Football v Homophobia

As many of you probably know, we a currently in Football v Homophobia week, which runs from February 18-26.  The main website for this event can be found here where you can find all kinds of information, a shop, and ideas for how to support the event.

In addition, they also have gotten many professional clubs to get involved with Football v Homophobia, with the official list of now being:
  • Arsenal
  • Aston Villa
  • Fulham
  • Liverpool
  • Newcastle United
  • Norwich City
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Derby County
  • Ipswich Town
  • Millwall
  • Huddersfield Town
  • MK Dons
  • Wycombe Wanderers
  • Exeter City
  • Gillingham
  • Port Vale
  • Hyde FC
They also have plenty of information for fans to use to help get their favorite club to support equality, which can be found here.

There are also many planned events for local football fans (all events are in England).

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Hello everyone! I hope you all have had a great start to the new year.

You have probably noticed our absence over the past few months and wondered when, or if, we would be back working. We had quite a few problems with the website because of our domain being purchased by a third party, but now we can finally announce that we are back! Our website address has changed to redcardhomophobia.net and we hope to be posting new articles shortly. 

In order to return fully though we need everyone's support and energy to keep this project alive. Everyone working at Red Card Homophobia also has work, school, family, etc responsibilities that also require their attention, so it would be great if more of you could volunteer to help. 

You can do this by writing articles or finding articles from your local community and sending them to us. Please leave a comment if you are interested in writing and we will have our head of writers message you.   Other ways to help are simply spreading some RCH love on twitter, commenting on the posts we put up, and/or making graphics in support of kicking homophobia out of football.

Thank you all for your continued support of Red Card Homophobia.
  • loezzy

Best wishes for 2012!

We at Red Card Homophobia hope you had a lovely holiday season and we wish you all a very happy 2012.

Our plans for this year are:
1.) Getting our website back and running again. (Almost there! We bought a domain but activating it shows to be harder than it sounds.)
2.) Resuming some of our activities of last year.
3.) Thinking up and starting new activities. (We started working on that and almost have the announced video ready. More to follow!)

We look forward to share everything with you and work together for a more tolerant football climate. 

Thank you for your continued support!

Schalke fans againt homophobia

I just saw this so I haven't come around to translate it into English, but here's the link to the Google Translate version.

And here's the link to the German site.

"Am 17.12.2011 ab 18:30 Uhr werden wir, der 1. Diversity S04 Fanclub
‚Andersrum auf Schalke‘ gemeinsam mit der Schalker Fan-Initiative e.V. ,
dem Schalker Fanprojekt und mit Unterstützung des Schalker Fanclub
Verbandes e.V. sowie der Fanabteilung des geilsten Clubs der Welt des FC
Schalke 04 e.V. am letzten Spieltag der Hinrunde in der Saison
2011/2012 in der Veltins- Arena dieses Banner präsentieren.

Wir hoffen auf Eure Unterstützung und verbleiben gemäß dem Motto

Gegen Homophobie – im Fußball wie anderswo

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really interesting, just wanted to share :)

Updates from @JamesPiotr:

Jonny "Jayiah" Saela STARTS for American Samoa. First ever transgender player to play in 

Kick off. Jayiah having a stormer at centre back. 0-0. Evenly matched

Am sam through on goal! But miss. Jayieh makes a crunching two foot tackle. Ref doesn't see it, thankfully.

Another shot on target for Am Sam. Nicky Salapu makes a great save at the other end.Jayieh owns the Tongan forwards. Best player on pitch.

Hold onto your hats. American Samoa 1-0 Tonga. Team go in for a bundle. GK Nicky Salapu screaming into the air.

Sh*t the bed. American Samoa 2-0 Tonga. Doubled the amount of goals they have ever scored. Thank you Morrisey. 

Tonga score and then Nicky Salapu makes a brilliant save! 2-1 five minutes to go. 

FT Am Sam 2-1 Tonga. Incredible scenes. Team do a full haka. 

The Haka was amazing.But the highlight was the GK. Redemption for him after his 31-0 defeat. And Jayieh crying. Player of the match.

Awesome :D
  • scruby

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 Angry ex-LIVERPOOL star blasts: "I'm devastated and baffled..."

Former Liverpool Striker Stan Collymore has launched a scathing attack on Sepp Blatter in response to the FIFA President's cretinous comments about racism in football. 

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I'm not sure if we had this on here before, but below you see one of the posters of Maneo, a gay anti-violence organisation based in Berlin, Germany.

Here's the link to the English version of their website, but it can also be viewed in several other languages.

  • loezzy

An important inquiry

A while ago we mentioned that we were having trouble with the company that hosts our website. Well after trying to make everything work again / trying to get our money back, (both failed BTW), we decided it was best to switch hosting companies. 

The best one we found so far is: HostMonster.
But we don't have much experience with website hosting. That is why our question to you is: 

Which hosting company would be most suitable for Red Card Homophobia? (= Ideally; the cheapest yet most reliable.)

Thanks in advance for helping us out with this decision. We really appreciate it!
  • scruby

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Two Iran players banned for 'immoral' goal celebration of backside pinch during domestic league match

Iran's football federation on Monday imposed indefinite bans on two players for their "immoral acts" during goal celebrations, state television's website reported.

The incidents, condemned by officials and commentators alike, took place during a league match between Persepolis Tehran and Damash Gilan, broadcast live on national television to millions of Iranians.
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