Who cannot be impressed by efforts in the United Kingdom to wipe out homophobia in sports?
All of the UK’s major sports leagues – football (soccer), rugby, tennis and cricket -- and the nation’s Olympics committee have signed off on the government’s charter for action.
The UK government charter outlines four key points:
1. Evryone should be free to participate in sports.
2. Sports is about fairness, equality, respect and dignity.
3. Committing to making these values a reality for LGBT athletes.
4. Pledging to challenge unacceptable behavior toward LGBT people.