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Football v Homophobia, International Day

Football v Homophobia, International Day

The Justin Campaign is launching an initiative, Football v Homophobia on the 19th February 2010. The day will be an International Day against homophobia in Football.

To raise awareness of homophobia in professional football, to unite clubs, players and football fans across the world and to use football to fight against hate and discrimination, the Justin Campaign is launching an initiative, Football v Homophobia.

The Football v Homophobia day is aimed to get the message across to the perpetrators of homophobic insults and abuse by opposition of homophobia collectively. The Justin Campaign aims that the Football v Homophobia day on the 9th of February will become a yearly day, where clubs, community groups and individuals can express their disapproval against homophobia in football.

During her speech, Ulrike Lunacek, co-president of the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgendered Inter-Group of the European Parliament, expressed her satisfaction by FARE's addressing of homophobia in a conference. She stressed the need as well to fight against homophobia in football.

The Justin Campaign, who took part at the FARE Networking Conference and joined campaigners from 28 European countries in Austria to devise the future of the FARE network, is hoping for support for the Football v homophobia day and ensure that this initiative will bring changes to the way the LGBT people are treated in football.

For more information about the Justin Campaign
The Justin Campaign is an organisation that raises awareness and campaign against homophobia. Get more details about Football v Homophobia or read more about the Justin Campaign.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010 - 23:00

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