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Wolves LBGT evening

Discussion in 'Molineux Mix' started by AndyWolves, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. AndyWolves

    AndyWolves Has a lot to say

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  2. Sketchead

    Sketchead Just doesn't shut up

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    Some of the replies to this announcement on Twitter were, err, eye opening.
     
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  3. Flynn

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    It's little things like flying the Pride flag on the top of the Steve Bull Stand which don't seem like much, but mean an awful lot to the LGBT community. Hopefully this takes off.
     
  4. Andy

    Andy Just doesn't shut up

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    I was dreading this topic getting posted :)
     
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  5. ShropshireLad

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    I don't have an issue with it because as a group they mean no harm to anyone. Live and let live in that respect.

    If someone was allowed to fly the nazi flag or any other nationalist symbol then I'd be very unhappy because they do mean harm to others.
     
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    Yet more good work from the club. I anticipate the usual responses “but when will straight night be” any minute, now......
     
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  7. Professional

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    I’m fine with events like these, but does it matter what sexual preference or orientation people have when it comes to supporting their football team? When I’m at a game, I’m not bothered or wondering what the person sat next to me or 2 rows away from me does in the bedroom, whom they love, or what gender they are.

    I do want them to be comfortable attending their team’s games, and not being discriminated against at a football ground, but last time I went to a game a few weeks ago- no one asked me about what my sexual preferences were, or what genitalia I had. Perhaps it does happen, and I’m just not aware of it.
     
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    All this sounds perfectly reasonable.

    However, while homosexuality is still something to be sniggered at on the terraces, these events and initiatives are very much relevant.

    (Hint, Brighton).
     
  10. Jim Bowen

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    I'll be there. I don't have Sky and they are showing the England qualifier.
     
  11. Thank you Sir Jack

    Thank you Sir Jack Just doesn't shut up

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    Wim not just a big club, wim a club that does the right thing.
     
  12. Yamalroite

    Yamalroite Senior Member

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    Nice one. Club to be proud of
     
  13. Sheriff Woody

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    Excellent stuff, really forward and inclusive thinking by the club.

    I draw the line at a North Wales Supporters club though.
     
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    but posts in anyhow :rolleyes:

    I am offended because there's 150 different genders and sexual orientations and wolves are only pander to 4 of them.
     
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    It doesn't matter to you because presumably you're a decent person who respects others regardless of their sexual orientation. However to the Wolves 'fan' who I stood in earshot of last season at Reading away as he hurled homophobic abuse at the Reading fans for most of the 2nd half it was an issue. If it had been racism, then somebody would have intervened and yes I did report him not that it did much good...
     
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  16. Yamalroite

    Yamalroite Senior Member

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    No ones offended. Apart from you.
     
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    and all my mates from the 146 other sexual orientations, we don't think wolves have gone far enough.
     
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    pander
    /ˈpandə/
    verb
    1. 1.
      gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste).

      There you go. Thanks for so quickly providing a rationale as to why these initiatives might be necessary.
     
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    Well done Wolves

    Football should be inclusive to all
     
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  20. E is for idiot.

    E is for idiot. Just doesn't shut up

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    *******s?
     
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    Can always rely on the enlightened angle from you
     
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    Edgey banned in 3...2...1...
     
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    My post was tongue in cheek. Good on the club
     
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    For those saying it doesn’t include everyone, it does say “or anyone who wants to support the group”.
     
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    Hey, me and Mutchy will be reporting you, await the knock on your door!
     
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    I rest my case! ;)
     
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    We have come a long way from the early 80s when the SouthBank would sing songs like - Elton John and his homosexuals - with coppers rolling round and encouraging fans to actually sing such songs .
    Good to see the world is changing to one of being inclusive and accepting . Proud of our club .
    Coppers still beating the crap out of innocent folk mind ! - just like the 80s
    UTW
     
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    It matters if you're in the minority. One can feel hugely excluded even within a group of friends. I'm half Indian, and know the feeling of many types of abuse and passive and aggressive racism.

     
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    Nah, he will just get a polite phone call at his work place, where a police officer asks to check his thinking.
     
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    It will only ever, not be an issue when we no longer have to talk about it and specifically package it up.

    Some homosexuals, transgenders and variations of other sexual and gender persuasions, tend to define themselves by the label they give to themselves. Like it's the only thing they have to offer, rather than being the happy or grumpy or funny or dull, or thick or intelligent character they are. Instead they are this person who likes what they like and you accept it or you're evil.

    There are hurdles from all sides that need to be overcome before its no longer considered 'a thing'.
     
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    I could post something but I'd probably get banned due to the sensitive souls here :D
     
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    No, judging from recent posts you’d be banned for being a ****, rather than others being sensitive.
     
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    Post what you like mate, I'm not judging, just trying to put across how excluded someone, through no fault of their own, can feel like a piece of ****e.
     
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    Yes it can, but I would advocate for the club to make an initiative of getting LGBT people to join exisiting fan clubs rather than creating a new one just for them. This would IMO encourage people to mix more and create dialogue rather than creating a space only for these groups and thereby causing more segregation.
     
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    Personally, I hold as little interest in this event as I would if Wolves decided to reach out to the over 75 fans and arrange a tea dance.

    However, I would applaud the club for organising any initiative for the benefit of our fan base and I fail to see how anyone can be annoyed / anti / upset about something like this.
     
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    Totally agree. Want to break down the barriers and get people mixing? have one club for all.

    Want to keep re-enforcing barriers and divisions: keep everyone in their own little box

    I applaud the club for trying to do the right thing ie make people feel welcome, but I think they are going about it the totally wrong way imo

    What next? gay fans wear little gold stars so they can identify each other in the crowd?
     
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    I agree with MRL, does nothing for me TBH
    But we're all opposite and equal, one pack.
     
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    Ok, understand your points. All I’m saying is that if I, or my brother, sister, whatever- went to Molineux to watch our team- would it make a difference to anyone including ourselves if we were straight, gay or bisexual? We wouldn’t be announcing it to anyone as we arrived, and what anyone does in their own bedroom is their own business. Racism, of course, is another matter entirely, that is difficult to stamp out- but clubs and fans are really trying their best to deal with it, which is great.
     
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    Not sure why this kind of thing triggers people so much if it's your kind of thing go if not stay away it's not compulsory.well done to the club for taking the initiative
     
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    Elton John is a homosexual? Since when? He really needs to do more to let people know about it.
     

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