Kop Outs’ founder Paul Amann is giving presentations in Coventry on 4 February, York on 11 February, Liverpool and Preston both on 25 February. These will cover how You’ll Never Walk Alone, the song taken from LGBT icon Judy Garland’s performance in Carousel, to be a football anthem at Liverpool, seemed very contradictory to LGBT […]
Q&A event for LGBT History Month -5th February 2014 at National Football Museum Manchester:6-9pm. The Just a Ball Game? pop-up exhibition will be displayed at the National Football Museum from 1st-6th February 2014, daily.
The BBC have arranged to record for 5Live 1 hour of the event in 2x 30 minute slots during the evening. Hosting the event will be Mark ‘Chappers’ Chapman and 5Live will use the recording and snippets a few days later for their special LGBT HM day.
DARLINGTON FC is backing an international campaign to combat homophobia.
The initiative, Football v Homophobia (FvH), aims to unite fans, players, communities, and the football authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in football.
by Joe Willis (Northern Echo reporter)
Premier League Clubs Refuse To Wear Anti-Homophobia Rainbow Laces – Several Premier League clubs will not wear rainbow laces in support of the charity Stonewall, amid concerns a betting firm is capitalising on the issue of homophobia in football. The news comes only a couple of days after Schools OUT UK and several other groups who have been campaigning against homophobia in sport for several years voiced their concerns over the wording of a slogan.
LGBT History Month’s mother ship Schools OUT UK has come out against the campaign slogan ‘Right behind Gay Footballers’. They have joined with a number of groups who having already been campaigning for several years to counter the homophobic ethos of British football, are unhappy at Stonewall’s choice of language.