Football v Homophobia Month of Action

TheLGBThistorymonth,heldeveryFebruary,isaperioddedicatedtoraiseawarenessofdiscriminationagainstlesbian,gay,bisexualandtransgenderpeopleandcelebratediversityandtheachievementsoftheLGBTcommunity.

The Football v Homophobia month of action, first held in February 2010, uses the period to promote positive action against discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in and through the sport.

Prejudice and discrimination against LGBT people is still present in many areas of football Homophobic chanting, the use of derogatory terms, homophobic signs and banners, are only some examples of the discriminatory behaviour that LGBT fans, athletes and others are being subjected to.

To counter that, every year, Fare and Football v Homophobia support a range of activities, including educational workshops, round-tables, conferences and themed football tournaments to reach supporters, clubs and activists across Europe to send out a unified message of inclusion in stadia.

Football v Homophobia is an international campaign that provides support, education and training to promote an inclusive environment in football and challenges homophobic behaviour in the game.

Get involved

The Month of Action is an opportunity for everyone in football to get involved in the fight against homophobia.

To apply for the Fare and Football People grant scheme click here. The application process is open from 22 November until 22 December 2017 6PM CET. All activities should be implemented during February 2018 or close to the month.

You can also register a spontaneous Football v Homophobia activity here. We will list it on our website and help you promote it.

Find out more about previous activities.