Back to Top
Saturday 22 Jul
85936 users - now online: 1437 people
Gay News : Publications : Issue 259 : German Soccer Association to start coming out support group

Printer Friendly Page  

German Soccer Association to start coming out support group

by our Editors in General , 19 maart 2013

The German Soccer Association, the Deutscher Fussball-Bund (DFB), has set up a working group in order to prepare and support soccer clubs in the event of players coming out of the closet. The working group has representatives of the DFB, external experts and a former professional soccer player who is gay.

Sports sociologist Prof. Dr. Gunter A. Pilz will become the chairperson of the group. “We will draw up an internal handbook,” he announced. “The intention is to support clubs with a coming out.” Mr. Pilz does not know of any gay soccer players who want to come out of the closet. “It is up to them.”

Marcus Urban, a former player of German second division team Rot-Weiß Erfurt, has also joined the working group. He came out of the closet in the nineties. “We want to show that soccer isn't gay-intolerant, even though it is sometimes labelled as such.”

Both former DFB president Theo Zwanziger and present Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel encouraged professional soccer players to come out of the closet.  

KNVB project ‘Football is for everyone’ wins UEFA Award

English International Footballer on the Cover of Gay Magazine

Top sportsmen come out of the closet

No one responded yet, maybe you would like to

German Soccer Association to start coming out support group


Your Name: ip


In the New Issue of Gay News, 312, August 2017

More from General
More from Gay News- issue 259
More by our Editors

Mister B Antwerp

Mister B's second Franchise store

learn more |visit

People Direct

Zelfstandig werkende Escortboys | Self employed escortboys

learn more |visit

bottom image

Entire © & ® 1995/2017 Gay International Press & Foundation G Media, Amsterdam. All rights reserved.
Gay News ® is a registered Trademark. © articles Gay News; duplication forbidden. Inclusion only allowed after written approval of the publisher, with clear source mentioning Articles used by third parties will be invoiced and cashed where necessary. Gay News ISSN 2214-7640.
Follow Gay News:
RSS (dutch) Issuu
self-employed Escortboys
Contact us