Why a Cricketer Calling Out Homophobia is a Win for Health

By Mandeep Dhaliwal, Director of HIV, Health & Development Group, United Nations Development Programme

UHC Coalition
Feb 28, 2019 · 4 min read

England’s cricket captain made headlines two weeks ago, with videos of the Yorkshireman’s courage under fire making the rounds on social media. Yet, Joe Root has been getting attention not just for leading his team to victory but for speaking out against homophobia. In an exchange with West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, microphones recorded Joe Root saying…