It's Different for Girls

Media Coverage for Women's Sport

Women’s football captain: being gay shouldn’t be an issue in sports

Casey-Stoney-England-Worl-007“Casey Stoney said that recent coming out by leading sportsmen is encouraging but more work against homophobia needs to be done and lessons can be learnt from women’s football.

The England and Lincoln Ladies captain told the BBCthat ‘things are moving in the right direction regarding homophobia in sport’ following the coming out of NBA basketball star Jason Collins and Leeds footballer, Robbie Rogers.

She stated that she hoped ‘Collins and Rogers are setting an example for others to follow.’

However she said she was disappointed that ‘Rogers felt he had to retire to do that, which is perhaps a reflection of the problems that still exist in the game on this issue.’”

To read the full article by Dan Littauer of GayStarNews.com click here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on May 10, 2013 by in Inequality and tagged , , , .
%d bloggers like this: