FvH is an international initiative opposing homophobia in football. In England it is the FA’s endorsed campaign to tackle homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in grassroots football. Across football in the UK it is the largest specifically designed campaign to tackle issues around homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. In Europe, FvH is backed by FARE and works alongside individuals and clubs across the continent. FvH runs around the year to enable people to take action against prejudice and discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in football, and to celebrate and welcome diversity.
FvH provides support, communication materials, education and training to enable anyone – including fans, LGBT communities, grassroots teams, professional football clubs and football authorities – to communicate and promote the message that football is for everyone. FvH culminates with a month of action in February where there is an international show of unity to stand up against homophobia and prejudice against LGBT people in football.
Aims and objectives
We strive to: