Tuesday, 22 March 2011

The Justin Campaign Signs Up Aslie Pitter MBE

The Justin Campaign is delighted to announce that Aslie Pitter MBE is to become the organisation’s new patron.

Aslie, who is gay football club Stonewall FC’s longest serving player, received his MBE, awarded for his work in tackling homophobia, at the end of last year.

On joining forces with The Justin Campaign, Aslie (pictured in red with Justin Campaign founding director Jason Hall) said:

“I’m delighted to join with The Justin Campaign. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. The campaign is very important as we need to highlight the fact that, in sport as in life in general, people need to be able to be themselves.

Justin Fashanu had no support when he came out but hopefully now,

through organisations like the Justin Campaign, there is support waiting for players who do want to come out.”

Aslie’s new role with the campaign comes just after the hugely successful FA-backed Football v Homophobia initiative in February, which saw events taking place all over the world to celebrate the fight against homophobia in the game.

The Justin Campaign is honoured to welcome Aslie on board and is excited about this high-profile new-signing!

For more information please contact Alan Duffy at alan@thejustincampaign.com or on 07814347566



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