Football, with all its tribalism and machismos, is not exactly known to be a comfort zone for queer folks. Some progress was made recently—in the lower Swedish leagues or with players coming out after their career—but there’s yet to be an active player who dares to live his life openly and without shame, someone queer kids can look up to, someone straight kids can grow up with, seeing that it doesn’t matter who you love.
Some, alas very few, football clubs and their fan scenes are trying to work towards this day. In Germany that’s mostly left-wing clubs like TeBe Berlin, Roter Stern Leipzig and the FC St. Pauli from Hamburg, Singer & Songwriter Marcus Wiebusch, who’s an active supporter of St. Pauli, recently released a touching music video about this fight:
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