Football v Homophobia month of action 2019 is underway – Be a part of it01 February 2019

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Organised by Football v Homophobia (FvH), the FvH month of action is an international campaign aimed at tackling anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) discrimination in football.

The month-long campaign aims to drive change by supporting activities that make football and its structures inclusive to all, with increasing the participation and representation of LGBT+ people in football a key goal.

To get fans and the wider audience behind the campaign, FvH has a series of events and activities lined up throughout the month aimed at engaging fan groups and improving fan behaviour. And it’s not too late for you to be a part of it.

This year Fare and FvH have awarded 23 small grants to groups holding grassroots activities against homophobia in football across Europe.

Football matches and tournaments, workshops on LGBT+ rights and equality, film screenings, exhibitions, roundtables and Question & Answer sessions and nationwide campaigns are among the activities funded by the Fare grants, with the aim being to send a strong message against homophobia.

Activities will take place in countries including: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, France, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Fans, activists, rights groups, clubs and others can get involved by attending and taking part in events near them, by promoting the month of action on social media and among their networks using the hashtag #FvH2019, or by running an activity. A comprehensive list of activities is available here. To include yours, register it here.

FvH is part of the LGBT History month, a wider movement which celebrates lives and achievements of the LGBT community, promotes tolerance and raises awareness of the prejudices faced by LGBT people.