Gay Footballer

FINALLY – A GAY FOOTBALLER? I have been fighting discrimination and homophobia in football since 2011, bringing it to the forefront of the British public’s mind with my 2012 documentary ‘Britain’s Gay Footballers’. I wanted to know why there were no openly gay footballers in proffessional football, and was faced with an industry thriving on secrets and keeping player’s sexuality…
View Post

Israel 2019

ISRAEL Last week, I got the chance to visit Tel Aviv for a friend’s wedding. It was a really exciting trip for me, not just because of the wedding and the chance to catch up with all my girlfriends but also because I’d never been to Israel before. It was also the first time in 7 years all my school friends…
View Post

Mental Health Awareness Week in The UK

A few weeks ago it was Mental Health Awareness Week in the UK. In our fast-moving, productivity focused society, it is extremely easy to take mental health for granted. Not just easy but often encouraged. Pushing yourself to the extreme is valued in many sectors and performance rather than wellbeing has become the focus. Of course, pushing yourself isn’t always…
View Post

Discrimination in Football is Still Relevant in 2019

DESPITE DESIRE FOR PROGRESS, RACISM IN FOOTBALL IS STILL ENDEMIC As much as we all wish it were different, it cannot be denied that racism in football still exists. In fact, Kick it Out recently published their annual report on discrimination in football with statistics that show that racism in the game is not only ongoing but growing. For the…
View Post

Charlton vs Homophobia Tournament at Charlton FC

On Monday 27th May, I attended the fourth annual Charlton vs Homophobia Tournament at Charlton Athletic. This is the fourth annual tournament of its kind, in which six LGBTQI+ friendly teams – The Proud Valiants, Charlton Invicta, Charlton Athletic Deaf Team, University of Greenwich, RAF and Journalists – played in an 11-a-side tournament. The event aims to improve awareness, visibility…
View Post

Looking for Something?