List of activities 2016

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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List of activities 2016

Austria

Fußballfans gegen Homophobie Österreich

Fußballfans gegen Homophobie Österreich is organising a campaign involving the creation of stickers and a folder containing information about LGBT organisations in Austria, and advice on how to deal with homophobia in football.

Mundwerk 

Development of a Forum Theatre play with the central theme “Homosexuality in Football”.

The play will be shown in close callobartion with “Football fans against Homophobia”. Addressing interested football fans, young football players as well as coaches the play is designed to be staged at football club-facilities and in schools.

Bosnia & Herzegovina

qSPORT Sarajevo

The Sarajevo based organisation is planning two sporting events to take place in February, with football as a priority, for LGBTQ youth, promote equality, acceptance and support.

Reprezentacija.ba

Reprezentacija.ba is running an inclusion campaign named “Football for everybody, everybody for Footbal”, which will donate t-shirts to young players in football schools in the main Bosnia and Herzegovina cities.

Photos and HD videos of youngest football players in these shirts and message banners will promote a message of inclusion, which will be pushed out through popular Bosnian media.

Youth Group of the Youth Resource Centre, Tuzla 

Youth Group of the Youth Resource Centre is running a futsal tournament at which members of the youth group will deliver a campaign against homophobia. The initiative will be accompanied by an invitational video for the event with an anti-homophobia message.

On the day of the tournament, the youth group will also hold a street action. During this flyers will be distributed about the initiative and the problem of homophobia.

England

Activate Seminar

20 February, Birmingham

Day of practical, strategic and inspiring sessions to share and support LGBT participation in sport.

Read more here.

Alfreton Town Football Club 

20 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match on 20 February v Corby Town FC .

Aston Villa FC 

14 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match on 14th February v Liverpool FC.

Bexley Invicta FC

Supporting the Football v Homophobia campaign with their annual birthday tournament in February 2016.

Birmingham Blaze FC

Designated FvH match v Castlecroft Rangers in February.

Birmingham City FC

23 February

Designated FvH match v Bolton on 23 February.

Blackburn Rovers FC

27 February

Designated FvH match v Milton Keynes Dons in the Sky Bet Championship fixture on Saturday, 27 February 2016.

Bolton Wanderers FC

Hosted a Football v Homophobia key stage 2 football tournament & workshop as part of Bolton Pride & the Fare Action Weeks.

Brighton BLAGGS

1 February

Brighton BLAGSS take on Sussex FA on Monday 1 February 8:00pm at the County Ground in Lancing, to promote FvH.

Brighton and Hove Albion FC

13 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match on 13 February v Bolton Wanderers & FvH scholars workshop.

Castlecroft Rangers FC

Designated FvH match v Birmingham Blaze in February 2016.

Chelsea FC

5 March

Supporting FvH as part of their Game for Equality v Stoke on 5 March.

Clapton Ultras

13 February, London

At Clapton FC home match against Hullbridge FC Clapton Ultras will display a flag and unfurl an anti-homophobia banner. The teams will warm up in club coloured anti-homophobia t-shirts and a special fanzine will be dedicated to LGBT topics in football.

Colchester United FC

27 February

Supporting FvH with a designated match on 27 February v Shrewsbury.

February is LGBT History Month

1 February, London

The Football Association is organising a networking event in Wembley for groups who work towards tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the game.

A particular focus of the event will be to raise awareness of gender identities and how groups and individuals work collectively and collaboratively to ensure football is open to everyone.

Derbyshire County FA

A campaign supported in partnership with Chesterfield College, University of Derby and grassroots clubs to raise awareness of the FvH campaign.

Dorset County FA

Joint FvH campaign with Bournemouth University, working with Dorset FA Youth Council to support FvH and awareness raising with grassroots clubs.

Dulwich Hamlet FC

Supporting the campaign with a series of articles throughout February and displaying banners/flags at games.

Exeter City FC

Designated FvH match v Newport on 20 February.

Fans for Diversity

28 February

On Sunday 28 February, Fans for Diversity are hosting a tournament in celebration of Football v Homophobia’s month of action at the Arsenal Hub.

Fulham FC

Promoting FvH at all home matches throughout February.

Gillingham FC

6 February

Designated FvH match on 6 February v Swindon.

Gresley FC

20 February

Designated FvH first team match v Lincoln United on 20 February.

Hafod Ladies FC

Designated FvH match on Sunday 14th February vs Pontypridd Town Ladies FC in the South Wales Women’s & Girls’ League Division 1.

Hertfordshire FA

Campaign with Hertfordshire Constabulary to encourage reporting of homophobia, bi-phobia and transphobia in football. Working with clubs in the area to this end with poster campaign and photoshoots with t-shirts.

Huddersfield Town AFC

27 February

Holding a ‘Town for All’ game v Ipswich on 27 February.

Hullbridge Sports FC

13 February

Supporting the FvH campaign on 13 February at Clapton FC’s home match in the Essex Senior League.

London Titans FC

Partnering with QPRs Community Trust to promote equality and help eradicate homophobia and transphobia from the game.

Manchester City FC

Designated FvH match on Sunday 14 February v Tottenham Hotspur FC.

Manchester United FC

Designated FvH match v Arsenal on 28 February.

Newcastle Town FC

Displaying FvH posters and fliers at the club.

Newcastle United FC

6 February

Designated FvH match v West Bromwich Albion FC on Saturday 6 February.

Newport County AFC

13 February

Designated FvH match v Carlisle United on 13 February.

Nottingham Lions FC

Designated FvH match v Team Derby (University of Derby Sports Department).

Proud Lilywhites

28 February, Drayton Park, London

Tottenham Hotspur LGBT fan group Proud Lilywhites is organising a 5-a-side tournament under the motto Fans and Diversity with other LGBT fan groups and football teams.

To get involved send them an email.

Queens Park Rangers FC

13 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match on 13 February v Fulham FC & hosting the London Titans FC.

Sheffield United FC

FvH advert in match day programme v Wigan.

Sunderland AFC

13 February

Designated FvH match v Manchester United on Saturday 13 February.

Surrey County FA

Promoting the FvH campaign to Clubs throughout Surrey and encouraging support.

Sussex County FA

1 February

Brighton BLAGSS take on Sussex FA on Monday 1 February 8:00pm at the County Ground in Lancing, to promote FvH.

Team Derby

Designated FvH match v Nottingham Lions.

Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur match against Manchester City on Saturday 6 February was dedicated to #FvH2016.

Walsall FC

6 February

FvH advert in matchday programme v Millwall on 6 February.

Waltham Forest FC

Wore FvH t-shirts and handed out leaflets before their match in the Essex Senior League.

Whitehawk FC

Displaying FvH flyers/literature in the public areas. Their supporter group, the Hawks Ultras, are flying rainbow and trans pride flags and banners at every home game.

Wigan Athletic FC

At the home game vs Bury on February 27, 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 and a special tournament for young people from across Wigan.

Wrexham AFC

13 February

Dedicating a Vanarama National League game on Saturday 13 February vs Bromley FC.

York City FC

13 February

Designated FvH match v Notts County FC on 13 February, plus donation of tickets to York Pride.

France

FC Paris Arc En Ciel 

A mixed 5-a-side football tournament will be run by FC Paris Arc En Ciel  to raise awareness of homophobia in the sport. The matches will be accompanied by screening of awareness videos and an opportunity for teams to socialise at the end of the day.

Les Dégommeuses 

The French Fare member is organising a social media campaign about homophobia in football, especially in female football, combined with the production and display of a banner against LGBT-phobia at a match in February.

Panamboyz United

Panamboyz United is joining forces with football authorities in France, including the Professional League, Foundation du Football and Professional Clubs Union, for a series of awareness raising activities at Ligue 1 and 2 matches between 29-30 January.

The second edition of the campaign, which started in 2014 during the Fare Football People weeks, will see players wear rainbow laces to promote diversity in the game among other initiatives at match days.

Germany

BiBeriS – Bildung & Beratung im Sport, Cologne

BiBeriS is organising five events in Cologne, including:

  • A lecture about football and homosexuality (Jan Toelva/Berlin)
  • A discussion with the initiative “footballfans against homophobia”
  • Screening of the movie “Zwei Gesichter” (Two faces) followed by a small education initiative
  • “Seitenwechsel”, a play about an English football coach and the topic homophobia
  • Workshop for football fans to paint block banners against homophobic claims

Macedonia

LGBT United Tetovo

The group is running a community festival to raise awareness of LGBT inclusion in sport, which will include a host of activities, such as a presentation on Justin Fashanu, entertainment from DJs and an exhibition football match between members of local community groups.

Women’s Alliance

Women’s Alliance is kicking-off a social media campaign under the name “Football v Homophobia” dedicated to combat homophobia in football.

Online articles will be published on a daily basis on the group’s online magazine about the best practices of tackling homophobia in football from around the world and the personal stories and experiences of famous athletes who made their coming out in the past years.

The campaign will also be promoted with web banners within the queer magazine.

Mexico

Didesex

Didesex is organising their first anti-homophobia tournament dedicated to FvH.

Montenegro

Kulsport,  Ulcinj

Kulsport is preparing two education events in Ulcinj and at FC Otrant-Olympic addressing issues of homophobia with young players.

Poland

ASPN VIKING Aleksandrow Kujawski 

The Polish group will promote an anti-homophobia messaging at the U18 International Futsal Women’s match, handing out informative leaflets, displaying anti-homophobia banners and t-shirts.

Portugal

Rede Ex Aequo 

“Desporto para tod@s” is an education project which will use an informal education methodology to explore topics such as gender identity of players on male and female teams, the discrimination of LGBTI people in football, the visibility of female teams in the national football panorama, among others. It will specifically target sports clubs administrations, coaches and support teams.

Romania

ASOCIATIA RENATO 

A month long campaign of anti-discrimination activity will be organised by the Romanian association, including football competitions against Homophobia/Transphobia; round table debates; production of a range of resources including advertisements, posters, flyers, and brochures with messages against discrimination, homophobia and promotion of diversity and equal in sport, ensuring it is welcoming and inclusive for LGBT.

Russia

Russian LGBT Sport Federation, Tomsk

The Russian LGBT Sport Federation will organise the first Tomsk tournament for equality and a women’s small-sided football tournament on 6 & 7 February 2016.

On the first day, a round table on the theme “The problem of LGBT equality in sport” will also be held.

Serbia

Peachwise 

A weekend of action including a recreational women’s football tournament with a short informal gathering after games will help raise awareness about LGBTIQ+ issues related to the football pitch.

The tournament will be followed by an experience-based workshop on overcoming obstacles in football and coming out experiences and a public panel discussion involving activists who are dealing with homo/trans-phobia on the football pitch will follow.

TANKA 

Tanka is organising a radio campaign that will challenge the stigmas around women in football and the issue of cheering hate speech at football matches.

Both campaigns will be aired on radio stations in Tuzla and in Sarajevo and will be combined with illustrative posters dealing with the two issues.

Slovenia

Journalists for Social Change

The journalists association is preparing research on the field of homophobia in football which will result in an audio-documentary aimed by raising awareness on the potential of football as tool of inclusion and on the relations between homosexuality and football.

Out In Slovenia 

“AGAINST ALL THE ODDS 2016” is a project based in Ljubljana aimed at raising awareness and educate different stakeholders.

It raises awareness through public exposure of the exhibition “Against all the odds”, addressing the participation of LGBT people in sport and combines this with a high-level seminar at the opening day, in which the participation of LGBT community in football will be addressed.

Spain

FELGBT

For the second consecutive year the Spanish LGBT network FELGBT is running the football anti-homophobia campaign #LaLigaArcoIris, which aims to raise awareness of and tackle LGBT discrimination in football.

Turkey

KAOS GL

Fare longstanding supporter KAOS GL is organising two solidarity football matches between local LGBTI people and LGBTI refugees will be hosted İzmir and Denizli during February.

Wales

Airbus UK Broughton 

16 April

Designated FvH match vs The New Saints in the Dafabet Welsh Premier League.

Barry Town United AFC

6 February

Supporting FvH with a designated JD Welsh Cup game on 6 February v The New Saints FC.

Cardiff Dragons FC

6 February

Supporting FvH with a designated Women’s match on 6 February, a GFSN match on 28th February 2016 v Wolverhampton Warriors and a Men’s Lazarou League match in February 2016.

Cardiff City FC

6 February

Designated Football v Homophobia match v MK Dons on Saturday 6 February.

 

Merthyr Town FC

20 February

Designated FvH match on Saturday 20 February vs Dorchester Town FC in the Evo Stick Southern Premier Division.

Wales FA

The Welsh FA have announced their support to the FvH campaign.