‘Football for All’: Dutch Stand Up for Gay Players’ Rights

Next month, the Dutch national football team's coach plans to take a stand for the rights of gay players at the Amsterdam Gay Pride parade.

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Activitists in Germany, where no professional players are out, hope their football officials will follow his lead.

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This year’s main attraction during the boat parade through Amsterdam’s canals, one of Europe’s most important gay and lesbian events, will be an orange launch emblazoned with the letters KNVB, the abbreviation for Koninklijke Nederlandse Voetbal Bond, or Royal Dutch Football Association. The most prominent person on board will be Louis van Gaal, the coach of the Dutch national team.

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