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United Nations Encourages World Cup Soccer Players To Come Out

United Nations Human Rights commissioner Navi Pillay encouraged gay World Cup soccer players to come out publicly in an effort to promote LGBT equality and visibility.

From Reuters:

"I encourage players, sports people to declare their sexual orientation without fear," she told reporters in Geneva.

"That's the only way they will find the right to sexual orientation accepted. They are role models, it's important to send this message to their fans as well," Pillay said, adding that it was "a shame, in this day and age", that people "had to hide who they really are".

Think we'll see some gay soccer players heed the UN's call at the World Cup??

 

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great if soccer players come out. but let's keep these 'world cup' games hosted in brazil in perspective:

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LET,S NOT MAKE IT A BIG ISSUE, WITH THEM COMING OUT, THERE PLAYERS  ON THE FILED AND STILL OFF THE FIELD, LEAVE THEY PRIVATE LIFE PRIVATE. BUT YES IF THEY WANT TO COME OUT  THEN LET THEM...

Someone's sexual orientation shouldn't be a private matter, in fact it should be public otherwise people who are looking for a match will never know that you're part of their range of options. Don't teach the girls to dress in a certain way, teach boys not to rape girls. Don't teach the gays to hide in the shadow of their private lives, teach society to be accepting and not judgmental.

It's about time... to have to prove that that we have feelings and to hide who we are as a people in 2014 is a shame on society.

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