Ebbsfleet United FC support Football v Homophobia

Ebbsfleet United Football Club and the Fleet Trust, in association with “FvH”, the Football Conference and Stockport County FC, are delighted to announce that the Fleet’s home game versus Stockport County on Saturday 16 February 2013, kick-off 3pm, has been designated as the Club’s “Football v Homophobia” match. Players from both teams will wear the “FvH” campaign t-shirts during the …

EXETER CITY FC SAYS ‘NO’ TO HOMOPHOBIA

Exeter City FC will be saying ‘no’ to homophobia this Friday (15 February) at their evening match at home against Accrington Stanley (kick off 7.45pm). The game is the club’s annual designated ‘Football v Homophobia’ match. Backed by the Supporters’ Trust, City’s One Game One Community group is once again teaming up with the Devon Lions, the local gay friendly …

Top clubs backing Football v Homophobia

Top clubs have announced their support for this February’s Football v Homophobia annual action month. Football v Homophobia – backed by the FA, Premier League, Football League and League Managers Association, as well as campaign groups FARE and Kick It Out – is a campaign designed to tackle homophobia and transphobia in football. It works to raise awareness of the …

Football’s Anti-Homophobia Month of Action Kicks Off in London

Friday 1 February sees the start of football’s annual month of action against homophobia around the world. From grass roots to the professional game, football will be sending out the message that discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people will not be tolerated. Held on the eve of the month, the launch event will take place in London …

Small Grants funded by FARE

Football v Homophobia is pleased to announce the allocation of ten grants as part of its 2013 Small Grants Scheme. The Scheme is designed to support activity around the world for the Football v Homophobia Month of Action in February. Campaign Director, Megan Worthing Davies explains: “Football v Homophobia is an international campaign opposing homophobia and transphobia in football. We …

Small grants projects announced…

The Football v Homophobia Small Grants Scheme is now closed. We are delighted to have received so much interest in the scheme, although this does mean that we have received many more applications than we were able to fund in our inaugural year. We have judged the applications by how well they further the aims of the campaign, and have …

‘A Culture of Silence: The Story of Football’s Battle With Homophobia

Jason Mitchell is a freelance writer based in the North East of England. He writes about a variety of topics, including sport, film and American history. His articles have been featured on such websites as CaughtOffside.com, BornOffside.net, F1Planet.co.uk and HistoryInAnHour.com and he provided ghost-writing services for a number of businesses. Jason took time out of his busy schedule to chat to the Justin Campaign’s …

Evaluating success and looking forward

The 2011 – 2012 season was a good one for Football v Homophobia.  Last year we started working closely with the FA to help them make progress on this agenda, and we found more people than ever wanted to get involved with the cause.  The highlights of our 2011-2012 campaign were: Football v Homophobia raised awareness of homophobia, biphobia and …

You’ve Probably Never Even Heard Of The Homeless World Cup — Here’s Why You Should

From October 6 – 14, Mexico City hosted the Homeless World Cup, an annual soccer tournament designed to raise awareness of poverty issues, which is played by teams made up of homeless and socially-disadvantaged people from around the world. 2012 was the event’s 10-year anniversary, with teams from 54 nations participating. The opening weekend attracted over 50,000 spectators. The Homeless World …

The Independent On Sunday Discusses Football v Homophobia

On the weekend that Football v Homophobia 2012 begins, the Independent on Sunday has a very interesting piece on the attitude of professional football clubs to both the Government Charter and Football v Homophobia. Director of FVH, Megan Worthing-Davies, is quoted in the piece which is well worth a read! Click here to read the article in full.