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August 5, 2013

Dutch football team fights against homophobia in sport as they celebrate Gay Pride in the Netherlands

Dutch soccer stars risked backlash by coming out in support of homosexuality in sport at Amsterdam Pride on 4 August.

The annual canal parade saw the likes of Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem, as well as the country's football federation KNVB, who had entered a boat for the first time.

Using the high profiles of famous footballers, they aimed to raise awareness of tolerance and understanding in professional sport.