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 LGBTQI+ people
- Create opportunities and promote engagement of LGBTQI+ people in football at all levels and in all forms
- Improve the representation and visibility of LGBTQI+ people throughout football
- To realise the potential of football in society as a tool to create positive change
To help raise awareness, Surrey FA have recruited a number of football clubs in Surrey who will support the cause by wearing Football v Homophobia shirts to warm up in during a dedicated FvH match, showing their support for the campaign. You can view the fixtures which have currently been confirmed below.
To see what else you can do to support Fooball v Homophobia, visit their website or email James Chadwick.