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Football vs HOMOPHOBIA

This weekend sees the club join the campaign to kick Homophobia out of Football. As we join together to highlight the need for Homophobic and other discrimination to come to an end.

On Saturday the Men's team will be showcasing the distinctive rainbow football and distributing leaflets to all attendees to raise further awareness. Then on Sunday, the Women's team will be doing the same. We welcome your support in backing this initiative.

FvH is an international initiative that exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation gender identity and expression at all levels of football.

We want football to take a clear stand against homophobia and transphobia so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game and so that football leads the way in removing discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Football v Homophobia was originally conceived and launched by the Justin Campaign in 2010.The Justin Campaign, a small voluntary run football campaign group, was founded in 2008 to demonstrate that ten years after Justin Fashanu’s tragic suicide in 1998, homophobia was still hugely prevalent in both grassroots and professional football. Along with raising awareness the campaign had a strong focus on Art, Events, Education and football.

In 2012, LGBT Sports Development and Equity organisation Pride Sports joined with the Justin campaign to help deliver Football v Homophobia, and in 2014 the organisation took over the delivery of the campaign altogether. Whilst the campaign receives wide-ranging support throughout football, core funding for Football v Homophobia is sought on a year-by-year basis.

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