Thought for the week
Encouraging and engaging discussion, debate and discourse
Rainbow coloured laces, that's gay!
Right Behind Gay Footballers
Check out Barton talking about his involvement by playing the video below.
Joey Barton lacing up
QPR midfielder Joey Barton is actively supporting this campaign.
Justin was the first prominent figure in English football to be openly homosexual. He made his sexuality public in 1990.
Robbie played for Leeds United but only announced his sexuality after retiring from football saying he kept it secret due to the 'pack mentality' within football that changes the way people behave.
Gay: a definition
This week we will be encouraging our students to think more carefully about the way they use the word 'gay' and to understand the consequences of using it in incorrect contexts. How would it make homosexual people feel to know young people see the word 'gay' as an insult? How could that affect the way a person deals with their sexuality? How might it make someone feel to be called gay when they are heterosexual? Is it ever ok to use other offensive words associated with homosexuality? Should a person's sexual preferences ever be discussed at all?