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Homophobia "has no place in sport in NZ"

in NEW ZEALAND, 16/06/2013

The Campaign for Marriage Equality has expressed gratitude to an Auckland lesbian who has blown the whistle on homophobia in rugby, saying we need to have this discussion.

Auckland lesbian, Rainbow Youth Board member, journalist and All Blacks fan Hannah Spyksma has shared her experience with loutish crowd members at Eden Park. She urged them to stop calling players “homos and faggots” during the test between France and the All Blacks on Saturday, she was told ‘it’s just part of the game.’

The three men responsible then turned on her for the rest of the match, directing slurs in her ear, tapping her on the head and telling her not to go to the rugby again.

The Campaign for Marriage Equality says homophobia has no place in sport in New Zealand.

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