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Going to Russia’s World Cup? Don’t hold hands if you’re gay

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Sport might be for all, but LGBTQ fans following their team at the World Cup next year have been warned about showing public displays of affection.

The warning comes from the anti-discrimination group, FARE network, who have advised FIFA in the past about on how to combat racism, sexism and homophobia in its stadiums.

FARE will produce a guide advising fans how to stay safe during 2018’s World Cup, which takes place in Russia.

Although homosexuality has been legal in the country since 1993, anti-LGBTQ sentiment is abound in the country. So-called “gay propaganda” laws which ban the promotion of homosexuality to people under 18 were enacted in 2013, but advocates say it “reinforces stigma and homophobia.” Read more…

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