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Amal Fashanu says that 5 famous footballers in the UK will shortly come out as gay.
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Amal Fashanu says that 5 famous footballers in the UK will shortly come out as gay.

And they are all recognisable names. Amal - Justin Fashanu’s niece - runs a charity where 5 famous footballers are being counselled at the moment, about their homosexuality and their "living in the closet". This is what we can read in her interview to The Sun. She said: “No one wants to be the first. In their minds these guys are trapped, ashamed. They think society won’t accept it so instead they live their lives in secret. It’s sad that this has to happen. But they would be a trailblazer.” Her uncle Justin (the first openly gay UK footballer) committed suicide in 1998 after being accused of sexual assault of a 17-year-old boy – an accusation that was never proven true, and her dad admitted feeling “guilty every day” after he payed his brother not to come-out. Amal also added: “...
Relate and Relations: The excluded minority
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Relate and Relations: The excluded minority

Coming out of older lesbians. We focus primarily on the coming out stories of the younger generation but what we forget to acknowledge is that it is the past generations that have paved the way for today’s acceptance of the LGBT community across Western societies. My goal was to research on how the older lesbians perceive the rose to fame lesbian community. I had found a lady that I had met at a monthly meet-up in London’s famous Retro Bar. Little did I know, the story I was seeking was about to open an entirely new chapter parallel to my initial works. I had carefully prepared triggering questions only to find myself engulfed and thrown deep into the life of an individual, who at first glance one would consider to be your usual Londoner having her well deserved pint after a long ...
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