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True Faith has always had a political edge. The fanzine has been left leaning for as long as most of its readers can remember and this progressive outlook has manifest itself in some of the future plans for Gallowgate Flags.

HOMOSEXUALITY IN FOOTBALL Anyone thinking that that football and politics shouldn’t mix is bound to be disappointed. That horse has already bolted, escaped up the BIgg Market and been punched on the Gallowgate. Football has always been political. It determines the price of our pint, whether we stand or sit at games and the identities of the players on

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the pitch. Gallowgate Flags are already responsible for an NUFC surfer flag and a twentyfoot-high Rafa Benitez, as well as the creation of a designated singing section designed to crank up the decibels on matchdays. The publication has also thrown its full support behind one Mag who decided to raise funds for a rainbow flag to

sit alongside the excellent display we already have. It’s a design most commonly associated with the LGBT community, who are virtually absent from any conversation about football culture in the UK. A simple gesture, I thought, adding a dash of colour to what is already the most vibrant corner of Newcastle United’s support.

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Newcastle United back in the Premier League with Rafa Benitez serenely assembling his squad for the new challenges and receiving every possi...

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Newcastle United back in the Premier League with Rafa Benitez serenely assembling his squad for the new challenges and receiving every possi...