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AFL Players In Question

Monday 17th March / posted by Chris Wheeldon

Is it wrong to be an openly gay AFL player?

Well, depends who you ask – or, who is speaking on your behalf.

AFL journalist Damian Barrett’s raised the issue – and the shackles of many - by saying on commercial radio that the AFL isn’t ready for openly gay players.

He reckons the footy industry wouldn’t have any problems regarding the issue, but the public and crowds would. That means you and me.

As the Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby Policy Officer, Jed Horner advocates on behalf of lesbians and gay men, and spoke to Marie Bout this morning.

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