On this Friday, May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia is celebrated. The date marks a milestone for the movement, which struggles every day to respect and rights in society. Aware of this, ten Brazilian Serie A clubs use social networks to support the fight against homophobia. Atlântico and Cruzeiro, mining representatives in the national elite, ignored this problem in the media.
Teams from other divisions, such as ABC, Amrica, Bangu, Botafogo-PB, Figueirense, Nutico, Paysandu, Remo, Santa Cruz, and Sports, also spread material in the network to make fans aware and make football more inclusive. It should be noted that in the American case, the captain's banner with the color of the LGBTQ flag will be used in the match against Sports on Sunday, 4 o'clock in Independence, for the fifth round of the Brie series.
The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) also showed support for the fight, recalling scary data on Twitter: "In Brazil, someone kills every 16 hours as a consequence of homophobia. On International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia, we wear a proud color to remembering that football does not fit violence and prejudice. "
O Supporter contact the Atlântico communication advisor to find out the reason for silence on that date. According to the council, there is no specific reason for not publishing content on the subject. Also according to the club, it is often released on material social networks with an inclusive approach. Finally, roosters say it is against any discrimination, whether sexual, ethnic, religious or gender orientation.
The report also looked for Cruzeiro. No representatives were found to support.
In Brazil, football is still known as macho and homophobic sports, because the club still doesn't care about diversity. LGBT International Pride Day on June 28 will be a new opportunity for the council to rethink the situation.
See below the manifestations of ten Brazilian clubs on the International Day Against Homophobia: