By Ates Alpar*
19 February International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in Football, 2016.
Last year, a group of LGBTI+ activists came together in order to attract attention to the discrimination of LGBTI+ persons in the football industry and to commemorate gay footballer, Justin Fashanu who committed suicide.
This is the tournament of the those who enjoy passing as well as scoring a goal but also for those who don’t keep score.
Despite the masculinity and heterosexuality prevalent on the green fields, the outstanding and the radical teams of LGBTI+ football society, Athletic Dildoa, Sporting Lesbians, Lesyoners and Queer Park Rangers came together in this fair-play tournament.
This is the tournament of those who love conceding a goal.
Ates Alpar was born in southeastern province Nusaybin, Mardin in 1990. He is a photographer and a human rights activist based on Turkey. He has been interested in documentary photography for the last four years.