LGBTI global news 24-7

Content about Paddy Power

September 21, 2013

Nearly all UK premier league football clubs snub Stonewall and Paddy Power's 'Right Behind Gay Footballers' campaign

Nearly all premier league football clubs in the UK have snubbed a campaign to show support for gay footballers.

Gay rights group Stonewall UK and bookmakers Paddy Power called on footballers to wear rainbow-colored shoe laces for today's matches to show they are against homophobia in the sport.

Everton, who are an official partner of Paddy Power, was the only premier league club to publicly back the campaign. Others said it was up to individual players' choice.

September 16, 2013

Rainbow laces and publicity campaign aim to give British soccer a ‘kick up the arse’ to make it more LGBT friendly

Bookies have calculated the odds of there being no gay footballer in British soccer and generated a number so big it is 134 digits long.

It comes as bookmakers Paddy Power start a campaign with leading gay campaign organization Stonewall to tackle homophobia in football today (15 September).

They’ve done the math – and with 5,000 pro male soccer players in the UK and 6% of the population being gay, the likelihood of none of them being gay or bisexual is so remote as to be impossible.

September 16, 2013

Rainbow laces and publicity campaign aim to give British soccer a ‘kick up the arse’ to make it more LGBT friendly

Bookies have calculated the odds of there being no gay footballer in British soccer and generated a number so big it is 134 digits long.

It comes as bookmakers Paddy Power start a campaign with leading gay campaign organization Stonewall to tackle homophobia in football today (15 September).

They’ve done the math – and with 5,000 pro male soccer players in the UK and 6% of the population being gay, the likelihood of none of them being gay or bisexual is so remote as to be impossible.

February 23, 2012

Paddy Power advert which asks viewers to 'spot the trans' has been pulled after a flood of complaints

A TV advert which asks viewers to 'spot the trans' at a horse race has been pulled in the UK.

The advert by UK and Ireland bookmaker Paddy Power shows women at the Cheltenham Festival - a prestigious horse race in England - and invites viewers to decide whether they are 'stallions' or 'mares'.

Yesterday, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) launched an investigation after receiving around 500 complaints about the 30-second TV spot, which asks viewers to speculate on the gender of women filmed at the event.

February 23, 2012

We take a closer look at the Paddy Power ‘trans-stallion-dog’ ad which has left broadcasters, regulators and the firm red-faced

As the Paddy Power controversy drags on, it is clear that the majority of UK institutions are impotent to prevent a determined and cynical intent by a major commercial enterprise to cock a snook at them. Worse, their inability to deal with the provocation serves mostly to expose their own contradictions, leaving the real offender laughing all the way to the bank.

Let’s start with the whys and wherefores.

February 22, 2012

Paddy Power's latest advertising campaign is 'likely to incite violence' against trans women

A TV advert which asks viewers to 'spot the trans' at a horse race is being investigated.

The advert by UK and Ireland bookmaker Paddy Power shows women at the Cheltenham Festival - a prestigious horse race in England - and invites viewers to decide whether they are 'stallions' or 'mares'.