I'm a fan of association football, and I'm an advocate for LGBT rights. There's a brand new campaign to promote awareness of homophobia in football and to kick it out of the game: Red Card Homophobia.
It started out over in livejournal, but they also have tumblr, facebook, and twitter accounts, and a forum.
Anyway, all this to say that I wrote a piece over there on football culture and homophobia. Go have a read!