Tag: Homophobia


Is football doing enough to tackle homophobia?

Josh Cavallo, Australian professional footballer for A-League club, Adelaide United, has come out at gay. This announcement means that Cavallo is the only openly gay male professional player in the world. Although several footballers have come out after retiring, such as Aston Villa’s Thomas Hitzlsperger, very few elite male players have done so during their…

#BLM, Comment

Tearing down statues is the right thing to do

Protests erupted throughout the United States and countries across the world as a result of the senseless killing of unarmed Black man George Floyd on May 25th. Some protesters resorted to defacing and removing historical statues as a clear message of intolerance towards racism within our society, beginning in Bristol on June 7th with the…


UEA sport clubs respond to booing of Pride event

Various sports clubs have come forward to oppose homophobic behaviour, following an incident where members of some clubs booed the announcement of a Pride event. Students attending last week’s Blue Bar’s sports night event on Wednesday 22 November reported that the DJ’s announcement of tonight’s ‘Sports Night Does Colours’ night in the LCR was met with boos….


James Arthur to play at the LCR, despite homophobic slurs

This week UEA SU announced that controversial artist James Arthur will be playing at the LCR on 6th March on his ‘Back from the Edge’ tour. James Arthur is launching his tour despite recieving a huge backlash in the last few years over his use of homophobic slurs on social media and in his lyrics….

Featured Posts, News

Apology from the men’s hockey teams

[su_spoiler title=”Hockey team disciplined after bus antics” style=”simple” icon=”chevron-circle” anchor=”Comment”]An investigation by the Union of UEA Students’s has concluded the UEA men’s hockey team broke the union’s code of conduct. Concrete reported on 20th October that the club were under investigation following the emergence of video footage which appeared to show members of the hockey…

Arts, OldVenue

Review: UEA Drama Society’s “The Laramie Project”

The drama studio’s most recent production, The Laramie Project, is the gritty dramatisation of real events that happened in Laramie, Wyoming, in October 1998. The play follows the aftermath of a homophobic hate crime; the beating of Matthew Shepard, resulting in his death. The Laramie Project is a play drawn from the interviews and experiences…

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August 2022
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