Football v Homophobia Youth Panel launches

Football v Homophobia, the international campaign to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in football has launched a UK Youth Panel to support its work across Britain. The Youth Panel will help inform the work of the campaign, ensuring that it stays relevant to the needs of young people involved in football. Speaking on behalf of Football v Homophobia, Campaign Director …

Fare and Football v Homophobia grants to fund fight for equality

Fare and Football v Homophobia will support organisations across Europe with small grants to challenge prejudice and exclusion against the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) community during the Football v Homophobia month of action in February. Grants of up to €500 are available to support activities to make football and its structures inclusive to all, and increasing the participation …

Exeter City takes stand against homophobia

EXETER City Football Club will be saying ‘no to homophobia’ at its home game with Stevenage (Saturday 18 February; kick off 3pm) The match has been designated as the Club’s annual ‘Football v Homophobia’ fixture and a number of initiatives to mark the day have been organised by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and its One Game One Community (OGOC) …

Launch of FvH Month of Action 2017

The launch of the eighth annual Football v Homophobia (FvH) Month of Action took place today, hosted by Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane. Organised around the birthday of the late Justin Fashanu, the UK’s first openly gay male professional footballer, the Month of Action calls on football to take visible steps to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the …

IDAHOT European Football v Homophobia and Fare Network Small Grants

Today sees the launch of the European Football v Homophobia and Fare network Small Grants Scheme for projects and activities marking the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT), which takes place on 17 May. Grassroots clubs, fan groups, campaign organisations, youth groups and others are encouraged to apply for one of twenty small grants up to the value …

Triumphant Tackle Homophobia Tournament

Over 135 young people lined up to take part in the fifth annual Tackle Homophobia tournament last Saturday at the Downs Leisure Centre, Seaford. The tournament run by the project , alongside Sussex Clubs for Young People, provided twenty one teams from across Sussex the opportunity to play fun 5-a-side football while raising awareness and showing support for anti-discrimination in …

Volunteers helped Exeter City FC says ‘no to homophobia’

Volunteers from Exeter Pride, the Football v Homophobia campaign in the South West, and members of Devon Lions, the local gay-friendly football club, helped Exeter City Football Club take another stand against homophobia at its home game with Newport County on Saturday, February 20. The match was the club’s annual “Football v Homophobia” fixture and a number of initiatives to …

FvH month of action ‘an important time to show society is changing’ says Hitzlsperger

LGBT rights campaigner and former Premier League, Serie A and Bundesliga footballer Thomas Hitzlsperger has commended the efforts of the international Football v Homophobia campaign in addressing LGBT discrimination during its month of action and contributing to a more inclusive atmosphere. As a one of the LGBT community’s highest profile activists the former Germany midfielder said: “The Football v Homophobia …

Exeter City FC says ‘no to homophobia’

EXETER City Football Club will be taking another stand against homophobia at its home game with Newport County (Saturday, February 20; kick off 1pm). The match has been designated as the Club’s annual “Football v Homophobia” fixture and a number of initiatives to mark the day have been organised by the Exeter City Supporters’ Trust and its One Game One …