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Aussie Rules Football Gives The Boot To Homophobia

The Aussie Rules Football league just launched a new campaign to end anti-gay and other discriminatory language to mark IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia) on Friday May 17th.  The AFL Players’ Association is running a social media campaign titled #Footy4IDAHO. The plan is  to spread the IDAHO message through social media channels.

OutSports reports:

The AFL Players’ Association has today launched , a social media campaign targeting the use of homophobic language. The campaign includes a series of videos featuring AFL players taking a pledge to stamp out the use of homophobic language, while also raising awareness of the damaging effects it can have within sport and the community.

Players and fans are asked to make the following pledge:
“I’m taking the pledge to never use homophobic language. Think before you speak, it’s time to stop shirking the issue.” #FOOTY4IDAHO

Fans can also share the AFL Players’ video, change their profile picture or Facebook cover photo, see AFL’s Facebook page for examples.

Main image: David Pocock

By:           Stacy Lambe
On:           May 16, 2013
Tagged: , , , , , ,
  • 8 Comments
    • litper
      litper

      Come out.

      The empty words are just this… EMPTY.

      May 16, 2013 at 8:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Dakotahgeo
      Dakotahgeo

      The USA Sports community is slowly coming around to oust homophobia from their ranks but they have a long way to go to catch up with the rest of the foreign countries’ positive attitudes! I’m very proud of the supportive voices that have spoken out in the USA!

      May 16, 2013 at 9:31 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack512
      jack512

      If you want to see some of the hottest guys on the planet, check out some of the Aussieie Rules Football Teams.

      May 17, 2013 at 1:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jack512
      jack512

      AUSSIE!!!

      May 17, 2013 at 1:31 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • balehead
      balehead

      Naturally the effeminate gays would hate this…..

      May 17, 2013 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      @balehead …I’m considered to be effeminate and I am ok with this…so what now B***h?

      May 17, 2013 at 11:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Deepdow
      Deepdow

      Um, Aussome

      May 17, 2013 at 5:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • FStratford
      FStratford

      Some of them are super hot

      May 18, 2013 at 6:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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