Club chief: Arsenal player got huge support after coming out as gay – we’ll support others

21 Sep



“We need high-profile sports clubs and personalities to stand up as allies and help make sport everyone’s game”


Stonewall chief executive Ruth Hunt

Stonewall chief executive Ruth Hunt said: “While the majority of people see homophobic chants and abuse as a problem, and want to see sport become more welcoming of lesbian gay, bi and trans players and fans, there is a persistent minority who believe this sort of abuse is acceptable.

“These vocal few may be under the illusion that anti-LGBT language is harmless but it makes lesbian, gay, bi and trans fans and players feel unsafe, unwelcome and unable to be themselves.

“We need high-profile sports clubs and personalities to stand up as allies and help make sport everyone’s game by showing that homophobic abuse has no place in sport.”

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