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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