Uncommon and Miriam Margolyes lead appeal for LGBTQ+ friendly World Cup

The World Cup is over and the Argentina v France final was one to remember, but there’s still a nasty taste in the mouth over Qatar’s human rights violations.

This campaign by Uncommon is raising money to bribe FIFA to hold future tournaments in gay-friendly nations – and if FIFA don’t wan’t it, the money will go to Stonewall.

It’s raised nearly £14,000 so far, which may not be enough to persuade FIFA, but it makes its point loud and clear.

An even more potent reminder of LGBTQ+ issues came from the BBC’s closing World Cup montage. The film’s poignant soundtrack is “The Power of Love,” a timeless Christmas anthem by iconic gay band Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

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About Emma Hall

Emma Hall is a journalist and editorial consultant and is the former Europe Editor of Ad Age, where she covered European marketing advertising, digital and media stories. She has written for newspapers including the Financial Times, The Guardian, The Times and the Telegraph, and was previously a section editor at Campaign. Emma started her career in New York as a researcher for a biography of Keith Richards.

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