Grassroots football clubs in across the country are invited to support an initiative driven by Football v Homophobia (FvH) to take action and tackle LGBT+ discrimination in football throughout February, the FvH ‘Month of Action’.
FvH is an international initiative which exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels of football. They recognise this is an individual journey for each club, so their campaign provides different ideas which clubs can adapt.
Clubs interested in getting involved with the campaign will need to:
• Identify an area/areas to improve LGBTIQ+ inclusion at their club
• Share which actions they are taking as a club via their social media channels, during February, using the #FvH2022 hashtag
• Designate a matchday to Football v Homophobia in 2022
• Share the matchday event across their social media platforms
• Communicate activity to the opposing team on match day
Karl Lingham, CEO of Hertfordshire FA said “Everyone should feel able to play, coach, officiate, administer or be involved in any role in football, free from discrimination. An individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity should never be a barrier to participating in our national sport.
This month provides a great opportunity for clubs to consider how they can make themselves more inclusive and celebrate being allies to the LGBT+ community".
To find out more about how you can be involved and help make a more inclusive game, visit the FVH website.
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Congratulations to Hayley Wood-Thompson who has been shortlisted in the FvH Hero category of the FvH Awards.