For International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) these straight footballers in the Australian Football League made a great campaign. On 17th May they gathered together and asked fans of the sports to stop insulting the LGBT community.
Join @Johnworsfold24 & stand up for what is right.
— AFL Players (@AFLPlayers) May 17, 2016
Drew Petrie from North Melbourne, Leigh Montagna of St Kilda, Chris Dawes of Melbourne, and AFLPA CEO Paul Marsh appear in the video meant to raise awareness and speak against bigotry. Other footballers learn about the hardship gay people face and afterwards they make a call to all sports fans: stop homophobia!
— Melbourne FC (@melbournefc) May 17, 2016
The video begins with a question about why May the 17th is International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). The video ‘s captures explain that this is the day when being gay was taken off the list of mental illnesses by World Health Organization.
— Brisbane Lions (@brisbanelions) May 17, 2016
Currently, no footballer has come out as gay in the professional football league. However, the semi-professional team has openly gay members.
— Xavier Campbell (@XCampbell79) May 17, 2016
Rhyian Anderson-Morley plays for Yarraville Seddon Eagles Football club and came out as gay in 2014. Previously, in 2012, Jason Bell, a player at the Yarra Valley mountain district league, had come out.
— West Coast Eagles (@WestCoastEagles) May 17, 2016
Lately, many campaigns call sports fans to stop homophobia in the world of sports and respect players regardless of race, sexuality or religion.
— Matt Finnis (@Matt_Finnis) May 16, 2016
This campaign adds up to other inspirational campaigns against bullying and bigotry.
— AFL (@AFL) May 16, 2016