20 August 2013


These are recent pictures from newspapers showing scenes from AFL and cricket matches in Australia and the UK.

What they continue to illustrate is that homoeroticism is very real in these spoprts as well as most other sports.

Body contacts show that many sports people do not shy away with body contacts with same-sex people and in fact seem to derive a great deal of pleasure from the contacts.

It continues to be strange that the attitudes projected by the people who control these sports continue to be as homophobic as they are in which the culture of homophobia seems to be predominant, yet many players are still in the closet and are afraid to publicly declare their homosexuality and ultimately be role models for young people still afraid of their sexuality because of society's responses to them.

There is enough homophobia inherent in many countries around the world for Australia to actually set an example about how NOT to be homophobic and develop a culture of support and encouragement for young people to be themselves.

But of course that requires commitment from the sporting bodies and it is just too much effort for them.

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