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.
The Month of Action is an opportunity for everyone in football to get involved in the fight against homophobia. If you are planning activities in support of LGBT rights and want to help raise awareness of discrimination based on gender identity and sexuality this February, get in touch.
We would like to hear about your events and support you whether you are a fan group staging a choreography in your ground, a community group organising a anti-homophobia workshop or a football team raising awareness of discrimination against transgender people in sport. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about this year’s activities.