The Somerset FA and Football v Homophobia have teamed up to commemorate LGBT History Month.
The Robins' Somerset Premier Cup quarter-final tie at Shepton Mallet, on Tuesday 19th February, will be one of the fixtures that the Somerset FA are dedicating in support of Football vs Homophobia's Month of Action.
The Ladies team will also play in one of the other dedicated fixtures, as they face Purnell Sports in the Women's Junior Cup on Sunday 24th February.
43% of lesbian, gay or bisexual players have heard anti-gay abuse whilst playing grassroots football, so we’re teaming up with Football V Homophobia to tackle homophobia and transphobia in football and to make it truly the game for everyone.
Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football.
As an international initiative FvH engages in campaigning, education, advice and guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to:
Make existing football structures safe, welcoming and inclusive for LGBTI people
Create opportunities and promote engagement of LGBTI people in football at all levels and in all forms
Improve the representation and visibility of LGBTI people throughout football
To realise the potential of football in society as a tool to create positive change