Has the Ballon d’Or Found its Most Fitting Candidate in the Most Unlikely Player?

Megan Rapinoe with her back turned, displaying her number and surname

Football has always been a universal sport that brings people together from all walks of life. Almost 3.5 million people watched the 2018 World Cup final from all over the world. Although in recent months certain events have transpired that suggest the contrary, as bigots, racists, and homophobes have begun tarnishing the popular sport. The number of blatant racist attacks on players has increased dramatically, namely England’s game against Bulgaria where the game was almost suspended due to racist chants. Ligue 1 had a total of 20 homophobic reports in…

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Str(hate) Pride: An Open Letter to the Mayor of Boston

In response to Boston’s recent ‘straight pride’ parade, Caleb Evans explains why the need for ‘straight pride’ is, and always will be, nonexistent. Dear Mr. Marty Walsh (Mayor of Boston, USA), Respectfully, I must address the issue of the August 31st straight “pride” parade. It has come to my attention that the handling of the event was an abject failure on your part. Allow me to explain, in the following letter, how your mismanagement of the controversial matter derailed decades of progress towards equal LGBTQ+ rights, and how the resulting…

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YouTuber Dan Howell Just Posted A Transcendent Coming Out Video – Here’s Why You Should Notice

In a 45-minute masterpiece, Daniel Howell has kickstarted the journey towards a brighter future for young, LGBTQ+ people with an honest discussion about sexuality, gender, homophobia, and what it’s like to grow up in the midst of the confusion. Since his emergence as a YouTuber in 2009, Daniel Howell (formerly known as danisnotonfire), has been the subject of intense speculation over his sexuality, specifically relating to his best friend and YouTube partner Phil Lester (AmazingPhil). When I use the phrase ‘intense speculation’, this is not an exaggeration. People that refer…

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