List of activities 2017

The Football v Homophobia Month of Action celebrates diversity in football, uniting supporters, players, clubs and others across the game to take a stand against discrimination.

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Supplied by fans of Dresdner SC 1898

Supplied by fans of Dresdner SC 1898

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Center for Youth Education and Mobility “Element”

Center for Youth Education and Mobility “Element” is producing a video with the women’s and LGTB rights KRIVA to raise awareness of homophobia. The promotion campaign will also include the painting of graffitis.

Brazil

Rio Claro FC

Brazilian team Rio Claro FC pledged fight against homophobic ‘bicha’ chant and invited LGBT fans to join the club.

Canada

Club de Soccer Queer de Montréal

Club de Soccer Queer de Montréal is organising a 5×5 football tournament on 25 February as part of #FvH 2017.

Impact LGBT+

Denmark

Danish Players’ Association

Danish Players’ Association launch anti-homophobia campaign.

England

AFC WIMBLEDON

Designated match v Walsall on 25 February 2017.

ASTON VILLA FC

Designated match 11th Feb v Ipswich.

BEXLEY INVICTA FC

Supporting FvH with their birthday tournament and working with Charlton Athletic and Proud Valiants.

BLAGGS – BRIGHTON LGBT SPORTS SOCIETY

Sussex County FA v BLAGGS games for FvH.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION FC

Designated match.

CHARLTON ATHLETIC FC

Working with the Proud Valiants LGBT Supporters Club. Designated match on 18th Feb v Oxford United.

CHELSEA FC

Supporting FvH as part of their Game for Equality.

COLCHESTER UNITED FC

Designated game v Hartlepool on February 25th.

COVENTRY CITY FC

Designated game on 8 February v Gillingham FC.

DERBY ROVERS FC

Supporting the campaign during the whole of February, by wearing FvH t-shirts and promoting using social media.

EXETER CITY FC

Designated FvH match v Newport on 20 February.

FOOTBALL 4 PEACE

Holding a 6-a-side Football Festival, plus a morning of talks to celebrate youth and LGBT sport and leisure.

GILLINGHAM COMMUNITY TRUST

FvH Match of Action on Saturday 11 February at home v Port Vale, with details in our programme and announced at the ground, plus on the website and social media. The Girls Academy Team are taking part in a workshop to tie in with the campaign.

HOTSCOTS FC

Supporting FvH through their annual ‘Love Football’ tournament on 18th February.

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN AFC

Holding a ‘Town for All’ game v Ipswich on 21 January.

LEYTON ORIENT FC

Designated game on 4th February v Carlisle United.

LIVERPOOL FC

Football v Homophobia Training for staff.

LONDON TITANS

Attending QPR as guests of the QPR Community Trust on the 11 February v Huddersfield, promoting FvH. On 21 Feb the London Titans usual Tuesday night training session is being upgraded to a masterclass with QPR Trust coaches coming down, in aid of FvH.

MERSEY  MARAUDERS FC

Designed game on February 12 v the newly formed ‘Purple Brigade’ team.

MICKLEOVER SPORTS F.C

Supporting the campaign by wearing FvH t-shirts pre-game and displaying flyers in the clubhouse.

OLDHAM FC

Designated game v Coventry on Saturday 11th February.

PORTSMOUTH FC

Designated game v Blackpool on Tuesday February 14.

PURPLE BRIGADE

Designed game on February 12 v Mersey Marauders.

QUEENS PARK RANGERS FC

Designated game v Huddersfield on 11 February. Working with London Titans through the Community Trust.

READING FC

Supporting through training for scholars and club promotion of the FvH campaign.

SOUTHAMPTON FC

Supporting FvH through their ‘One March’ campaign.

STOKE CITY FC

Supporting FvH through various platforms.

SURREY COUNTY FA

A whole month of support for FvH involving multiple clubs.

SUSSEX COUNTY FA

Sussex County FA v BLAGGS games for FvH.

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

Holding a 6-a-side Football Festival, plus a morning of talks to celebrate youth and LGBT sport and leisure.

WALSALL FC

Designated game 18th February v Peterborough.

WIGAN ATHLETIC FC

As part of their equality and diversity programme Together at their designated game on February 18th, the players will be showing their support for the campaign by warming up in Football v Homophobia t-shirts, while the match day programme and website will highlight the activities the Club are doing during February, including Football v Homophobia workshops for the Club’s scholars.

YORK CITY FC

Designated game 11th Feb v Maidstone United.

France

FC Paris Arc-En-Ciel

LGBT football club FC Paris Arc-En-Ciel is running a Football v Homophobia tournament.

Macedonia

Women’s Alliance

Women’s Alliance will translate the Football v Homophobia Toolkit and organise a launch of the resource.

Russia

Russian LGBT Sport Federation

Screening of the film ‘Wonderkid’ and discussion with Director, Rhys Chapman.

Slovenia

Out in Slovenia

Fare member Out in Slovenia will translate the FvH toolkit to Slovenian.

Spain

Arcópoli

20 February, Madrid 

LGBT-rights organisation Arcópoli is organising a debate on being an out athlete featuring Martín Presa, President of Rayo Vallecano, waterpolo player Víctor Gutiérrez, fencer Gema Hassen-Bey and the journalists Paloma del Río and Juan Antonio Alcalá at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

COLEGAS

17 February, Madrid 

Fare member COLEGAS is launching a campaign to increase the visibility of LGBT athletes with the support of Fare.

GMadrid Sports

26 February, Madrid 

The Madrid-based LGBT sports club will organise the second Justin Fashanu Cup.

Madrid neighbourhoods 

19 February

In partnership with Acrópoli, the Madrid neighbourhoods of Torrelodones, Parla, San Martín de la Vega, San Sebastián de los Reyes, Ciempozuelos, San Lorenzo del Escorial, Leganés and Moralzarzal, distributed rainbow colour laces amongst their sporting teams to honour Justin Fashanu.

Peña LGBT VCF

08 February, Valencia

Valencia CF LGBT fan group launched on 08 February 2017.

Universidad de Alicante 

16 & 20 February, Madrid 

The University of Alicante is planing a conference and an exhibition around sexual diversity in sport to tackle place on 16 and 20 February, respectively.

Wales

CARDIFF ACADEMICALS FC

The club will dedicate all their 1st & 2nd team home games to FvH in February.

CARDIFF DRAGONS FC

Dedicating several matches to the campaign in February.

CARDIFF MET STAFF FC

Dedicating a match against Cardiff Dragons FC on Tues 7 Feb.