Football v Homophobia Month of Action

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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 LGBTIQ+ people are still present in many areas of football. Homophobic chanting, the use of derogatory terms, homophobic signs and banners and transphobic policies are only some examples of the discriminatory behaviour that LGBTIQ+ fans, athletes and other stakeholders are subjected to.

To counter that, 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 the globe 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 Football v Homophobia month of action is an opportunity for everyone in football to get involved in the fight against homophobia.

Grants of up to 1000€ (1000USD outside of Europe) are available for activities in February 2021.

The deadline to apply is Monday 4 January 2021. You can read more about the call for applications here:

You can submit your grant application here. We highly encourage you briefly discuss your ideas with a member of the Fare or FvH team before applying. Contact us through info@farenet.org or info@footballvhomopobia.com

In 2020 Fare has awarded grants to 26 groups around Europe, a complete list for which you can view here.