This February, Football v Homophobia (FvH) will mark its 15th annual Month of Action. During what is also LGBT+ History Month, the Football Association of Wales (FAW) will continue its imperative support of FvH in a stand against all forms of anti-LGBT+ discrimination, to ensure football truly is a game for all.
The FvH initiative unities football in opposing homophobia and prejudice against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) people in football, whilst celebrating and welcoming diversity across the game.
During the FvH Month of Action the FAW encourages all Clubs to sign up to receive the FvH resource pack, dedicate a fixture in support of FvH, whilst continuing to highlight a welcoming environment for all at their Club. Clubs can learn how to at: http://www.footballvhomophobia.com/grassroots/
You can read about Gresford Athletic’s support of FvH’s campaign through their dedicated fixture against Bangor 1876 in the JD Cymru North here.
FvH will be offering a number of opportunities throughout the Month of Action for Clubs across Wales to continue to improve their education in this area.
On Wednesday the 7th of February the FAW will be joining FvH to host a free online workshop for FAW Clubs, titled ‘Allies United’. Taking place from 19:00, the initiative will offer advice on how Clubs can support LGBTQ+ players and supporters. Learn more and how to reserve a spot on the free FvH workshop here.
The FvH Month of Action also offers the opportunity to celebrate with the Football v Homophobia Awards set to take place on February 23rd. This year sees 4 fantastic nominations for individuals and Clubs across Wales. This includes Cardiff Dragons, Conwy Borough, and player-manager of the Cardiff Dragons, Brandon Gregory all being nominated for the ‘FvH Cymru Award’, in addition to The Rainbow Wall’s co-chair Tracy Brown being nominated for the ‘FvH Hero Award’.
The FAW will continue to use its platform to highlight LGBT+ challenges and barriers across the game, in addition to working toward a future where everyone, everywhere in Wales feels as though they belong in the game.
You can learn more about the Football v Homophobia campaign and actions which you can personally take in February at: https://www.footballvhomophobia.com/