What is Football v Homophobia month for?
Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football. As an international initiative Football v Homophobia engages in campaigning, education, advice and guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to make existing football structures welcoming and inclusive for LGBTI people at all levels plus improve the representation and visibility of LGBTI people throughout football.
For February 2018 they have organised a month of action dedicated to eradicating homophobia from football at all levels from grassroots to the professional game. The month of action will provide a focus for an international, united stand against LGBT discrimination in football and help make existing football structures safe, welcoming and inclusive for LGBT people.
Could you, your club or football organisation get involved in supporting the campaign?
Herefordshire FA would like to support any local clubs getting involved and wanting to raise the awareness that football for all
We want clubs, players and fans in Herefordshire to get involved in supporting #FvH2017 and there are a number of ways that you can help support the month of action.
- Download the free posters, banners and resources from the Football v Homophobia website and display them in your club or at your games
- Promote the campaign on social media using #FvH2018
- Dedicate a match day to FvH; whether this includes an announcement before the game, notes in the programme, website article or wearing football v homophobia t-shirts for the warm up.
- Buy and wear rainbow laces from Stonewall
Contact Jodie.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or advice on taking part in the month of action
For more information on the campaign please visit: www.footballvhomophobia.com or http://www.thefa.com/football-rules-governance/policies/equality/football-v-homophobia