Sep 09

Jason Ball plays football and talks about how hard it has been for him to come out to his team mates.  He says that if he had a few AFL gay role models it would have been much easier.

Jason has been making the media rounds today, getting his face on TV, voice on the radio, stories in the newspapers, talking about homophobia and trying to get the AFL to play the No to Homophobia ad during the grand final coming up in a couple of weeks time.

Here’s the story from ABC News 24:

You can help too – sign the petition.

Visit the website for No to Homophobia website.

Spread the word, help make a change and help those young people who are need a role model.

Here’s the ad:

2 Responses to “Jason Ball, AFL Football and Homophobia”

  1. Simonzee1 says:

    What I resent is anyone that disagrees with gay marriage or gay relationships is called a “homophope.” How is that different from calling a person an “ape.” It’s just reverse discrimination. As we saw with the forced resignation of the CEO of Mozilla even gay people lament that a new fascism is at work. One of the things we believe in as a country is freedom of association not forced association. I wonder how many felt uncomfortable about being dragged into the spotlight by this issue. Did they have a choice? No!One thing is for sure is that if and when gay appreciation officers are sent to your footy club and start preaching to your kids you should feel free tell them to “P#@# off!” as any normal person would do when being bombarded by anything you don’t agree with. That’s freedom of speech and association. People are free to have a religion but not free to push it on everyone else when they are trying to enjoy their free time on the weekend. That’s not homophobia…that’s freedom. Don’t confuse the two.

  2. Gregory says:

    The thing that gets me is that your son might be gay and you just told the ‘gay appreciation officers’ to piss off.
    I don’t understand most of what you’re saying in your comment. You mix homophobia, fascism, discrimination and freedom of speech in ways that simply don’t make sense.

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