Toxic masculinity and homophobia: an analysis of the male sporting attitude

9th February 2022

The world is changing and so should male sporting culture. Josh Cavallo, a 21-year-old Australian football player, recently came out as gay on Twitter, making him the world’s only openly gay top-tier male footballer. In the video he uploaded, he stated: “Growing up I always felt the need to hide myself because I was ashamed. ...

People make Glasgow… but only if you’re straight

18th November 2021

CW: homophobia, transphobia, sexual assault. Does the global rise in homophobic hate crimes apply to us Glaswegians? “People Make Glasgow”. That’s what we’re told at least, with the implication being that Glasgow only prospers because of its fruitfully diverse populace. Why is it, then, that LGBTQ+ people are still being victimised and abused for our ...

US football team lead the way battling homophobia on the pitch

7th November 2020

Max Kelly gives us his reaction to San Diego Loyal walking off during a USL Championship match after player receives homophobic abuse. Earlier this month, a clash between San Diego Loyal and Phoenix Rising in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship, American’s second tier, was marred by a homophobic incident. The abuse – which was ...