On this Friday, May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia was celebrated. The date marks the cornerstone of the movement, which daily struggles for more respect and rights in society. Knowing this, ten Brazilian Serie A clubs used social networks to support the fight against homophobia. Atlântico and Cruzeiro, representatives of mining in the national elite, ignored the issue in the media.
Teams from other divisions, such as ABC, Amrica, Bangu, Botafogo-PB, Figueirense, Nutico, Paysandu, Remo, Santa Cruz and Sport, also distributed network material to make fans aware and make soccer more inclusive. It is worth noting that in the case of America, the flagship flagship LGBTQ will be used in the game against Sport on Sunday, at 4 o'clock in Independence, for the fifth round of the Bree series.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) also demonstrates support for the struggle, recalling scary Twitter data: "In Brazil, a person killed every 16 hours as a result of homophobic attitudes." On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we bring the colors of pride to remember that football does not coincide with violence and prejudice. "
Mostly, Superesportes contacted Atlântico's communications adviser to understand the reason for the silence of that date. According to the board, there is no particular reason not to publish content on the subject. Also according to the club, often played in social networking material with an inclusive approach. Finally, the cock says that this is at odds with any discrimination, be it sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or gender.
The report is also looking for Cruzeiro. No representative of the cause was found.
In Brazil, football is still called masocho and homophobic sports, as clubs are still not interested in the issue of diversity. The International Day of Pride of LGBT on June 28 will be a new opportunity for the councils to rethink the situation.
See below the events of the 10th Brazilian Club on the International Day Against Homophobia: