Gay-friendly German club raises rainbow flag

Dirk Bruellau of the club's gay and lesbian fan club Queerpass Sankt Pauli, backed the move and said it would now be a "quantum leap for the football world" if one of the 18 clubs in Germany's top-flight Bundesliga followed suit.

updated: July 11, 2013 21:59 IST
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Berlin: German second division club St Pauli will fly the rainbow flag, symbolising gay pride, permanently at their Hamburg stadium, the club announced on Thursday.

"The club has been active for many years against homophobia and discrimination," said St Pauli vice-president Dr. Gernot Stenger.

"With this flag, we are giving this highly-visible sign that these issues have great importance at St. Pauli and we are working hard on them."

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