Football Pride

Football Pride Festival is an initiative of the Football v Homophobia Campaign. 

On Saturday 25 July 2020 the event aims to bring together LGBTIQ+ and ally football family, from around the world for an online day of inclusive football culture. 

At a time when many LGBTIQ+ football lovers are feeling isolated, not only from each other but also from their year-round passion, Football Pride will deliver a day of panel discussions, debates, quizzes, films and football fun. 

Event organiser, Natalie Washington explains:

“We are excited to be working with a range of partners internationally to build a diverse and engaging programme for the day. We have three virtual ‘stages’ and a Family Zone, so hopefully there will be something for everyone”

More than thirty hours programming across a range of platforms throughout the day includes:

  • A coaching clinic with Rehanne Skinner, FA Women’s National Head Coach (U18-U21’s)
  • ‘The Road to a Rainbow Stadium’ – Tottenham Hotspur discuss their LGBTQ+ fan engagement journey 
  • A live DJ set with Radio 2’s Richie Anderson 
  • A screening of the animation LaGolda, produced and directed by George Valencia in the Family Zone

Donna Cullen, Executive Director, Tottenham Hotspur says of their involvement in the day,

“We are proud to have won the inaugural Football v Homophobia Professional Game award. Inclusion and diversity is at the heart of everything we do as a Club. We’re delighted to continue to work closely alongside the Proud Lilywhites in ensuring we create a welcoming environment for our LGBTQI+ fans and look forward to being part of this year’s Football Pride Festival”

More information about the event and a programme can be found here: https://www.footballvhomophobia.com/footballpridefestival/