Professional Footballers to Receive Equalities Guidance as New Season Starts

Every senior player in the English football leagues will receive guidance on racist and homophobic language. The Professional Footballers’ Association is organising the sessions and the union has written to the managers of all 92 clubs asking them to make sure the players attend. It comes after two high-profile cases during the last two seasons, […]

York City FC to Lead pride Parade

York City Football Club has join forces with York Pride in a hope to kick homophobia out of sport in the city’s second pride parade. The parade is set to take place on 1 June with a march through the city center. Accompanying the march will be a 100m long rainbow flag. Players from the […]

New Courses to Kick Out Homophobia in Football

British football associations have launched ‘groundbreaking’ courses to encourage more lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to get involved in the sport which has been marred by homophobia for years. Working in partnership with Pride Sports, the governing bodies of Kent and Surrey soccer have announced training programs for LGBT referees and coaches. To read […]

More Football Pros Fined for Homophobic Tweets

Two more professional footballers have been booked for making homophobic Tweets, even after the entire Premiership League signed up to the Sports anti homophobia and Transphobia Charter at the beginning of this year’s LGBT History Month. In the latest clampdown by the FA, Newcastle United’s Nile Ranger and Walsall FC’s Manny Smith have both been […]

FA Launches LGBT Action plan

The Football Association has launched Opening Doors and Joining In – its four year action plan to eradicate homophobia and transphobia from the sport as well as making football a welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people as supporters and players. Welcoming the work of Pride Sports, The Justin Campaign, Kick it Out […]

FA Releases new Film on Homophobia

The FA has released a brand new film around anti-Homophobia in Football ahead of announcing an action plan on the subject at Wembley Stadium next week. The film features Brendon Batson and former FA Cup winner and England international John Scales, plus ex-Reading skipper Ady Williams who was capped 13 times by Wales. Filmed in the […]