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Hunk of the Day: Straight Ally Matt Jarvis

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This month’s cover of British gay rag ‘Attitude’ features straight footballer Matt Jarvis, the Hunk of the Day, making his bid to further acceptance of gay sports players, particularly in the football world. Think of this as a sneak-preview of the Straight Ally profiles to come. Mr. Jarvis says that on his team gay footballers would be more than welcome. It sounds simple, but such a stance is more powerful than most people suspect. The greatest power of a straight ally is not the flags they fly or the noise they make, but the quiet fortitude of being openly accepting in an environment where homophobia is so prevalent.

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