“We’re Queer And We Should Be Here: The Perils and Pleasures of Being a Gay Football Fan” by Darryl Telles— Sexuality and Balls

Telles, Darryl. “We’re Queer And We Should Be Here: The Perils and Pleasures of Being a Gay Football Fan”, More Books, 2017.

Sexuality and Balls

Amos Lassen

Darryl Telles is a guy whose sexuality is as important to him as his lifelong passion for his beloved Tottenham Hotspur football team, yet like other gay football supporters, he has had to face decades of abuse and threats from homophobic fellow fans in a sport where homosexuality is still so hated that there is not a single ‘out’ gay player in the top four tiers of the British Football League. This is the story of his campaign against homophobia in the football world and his work with the Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) and his attempts to advance the cause through media publicity and TV interviews. Football is a sport where there is all kinds of bigotry in England. The crowds are racist and homophobic and it is impossible to gain respect. Perhaps more people like Telles can shine a light on the hatred that needs to go away.

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