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Homophobia permeates football world in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Death threats and insults: Homophobia remains omnipresent in Spain’s sacred football world, where players don’t dare “come out” in an otherwise gay friendly country whose capital hosts the WorldPride until July 2.

“First, they refused to take their showers with me,” says Jose Manuel Garoz, who was sidelined from his amateur local team in his teens when his co-players found out he was gay via social networks.

Homophobia permeates football world in Spain

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Madrid (AFP) – Death threats and insults: Homophobia remains omnipresent in Spain’s sacred football world, where players don’t dare “come out” in an otherwise gay friendly country whose capital hosts the WorldPride until July 2.

“First, they refused to take their showers with me,” says Jose Manuel Garoz, who was sidelined from his amateur local team in his teens when his co-players found out he was gay via social networks.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia Should Focus On Soccer, Not Politics

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The debate on gay marriage — whether it should be legal, whether it is right, whether it is normal, whether it is important — is arguably the biggest of the last year, or maybe longer. It rages on with fundamentalist groups citing the Bible to defend their stance and the progressive groups accusing the former of being stuck in another century with their archaic thinking inspired by a "silly" religious text.

No We Can’t?

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The Date: I know what you may be thinking: "first he does some poor humor on MLK Day and now he is going to try and poke fun of the POTUS?" No, this post isn't really about Obama. Sure, today is the one year anniversary of when he took office.

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink

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Okay, yesterday was the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. How amazing to think about that decision on the heels of the recent SCOTUS debacle. So in honor of Roe v. Wade, HollyCornblog suggests that we visit the Angryblackbitch to read her post from yesterday Blog for Choice Not a PLea or a Request but a Demand.

HollyCornblog’s Hops as the Second Hundred Days Begin!

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I've been remiss in not posting this picture of HollyCornblog's Hop Trellis circa April 2009!

As you can see, she's done an awful lot of work (backbreaking work, I might add) to give these hops a fighting chance at thriving.

I for one am quite interested to see how hops do under the Obama administration.

Luckinbill and Latham Come Up Big for the Breakers, While Texas Plans Its Exit and Mel Prepares to Lose His Shirt

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In what sounded like a wild and wooly second half, Christine Latham and Kristin Luckinbill were major contributers in a decisive 3-1 win for the Boston Breakers.

The Breakers scored first, on a PK by Kelly Smith in the 54th minute after Scurry fouled Hucles in the box. Lori Lindsey equalized soon after, and Abby had a chance to give the Freedom their first lead of the new season on a second PK (after a handball).

Getting Psyched

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The Breakers' home opener is this Saturday (4/11-7PM) against the Athletica at Harvard Stadiuim. Both teams have an opening day loss to rectify. It'll be fun to see Hope Solo and Lori Chalupny in town ... and just awesome to get the season rolling. A big plus of April soccer in Boston is that we get to wear all of our winter Breakers gear, too.

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TPS and Tahdon 2013: Political football?

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The old cliché that football and politics should not mix has taken a bit of a beating in the UK this weekend. It's quite exceptional that a former Prime Minister is granted a ceremonial funeral without a commemoration from football, but no English club has risked inviting derision with a mark of respect for Margaret Thatcher.

Leo Messi Sues Homophobic Politician Over Dodgy Campaign Poster

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By Chris Wright

"Yes to sports, no to drugs, Olmedo for governor"

Spare a though for poor Leo Messi. The little tyke must get his photograph taken shaking hands with a hundreds strangers every day and, once in a while, those photos just so happen to get unlawfully grafted onto the campaign posters of possibly corrupt, definitely bigoted South American politicians.