Thursday, 16 February 2012
Football bloggers - Football v Homophobia needs you!
Football bloggers - we need you!
February 18 to 26 is Football v Homophobia week which will see individuals, grassroots organisations and professional clubs come together under one banner to show that homophobia is not welcome in the beautiful game.
Across the world football fans will unite to show that football is about diversity and inclusion, whether people are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or straight.
The world's most popular sport has a profound relationship with the attitudes, values and behaviour in our society. It can be a force for change.
The messages of homophobia, prejudice and discrimination affect us all. It is truly the last taboo in football.
Football v Homophobia is run by the Justin Campaign, named in memory of Justin Fashanu, the first and only out gay male UK professional footballer who suffered bulling and hostility after his sexual orientation became public.
For more details on what's going on please visit www.footballvhomophobia.com.
You can also contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on twitter @justincampaign.
In supporting FvH, you are not only helping to make football a more inclusive and welcoming environment, you are also playing your part in making the society we live in a better place for everyone.
We would be grateful if you could share this information with your loyal followers.
We also want to hear from you. Perhaps you want to have been witness to homophobic abuse on the terraces? Perhaps your team has done something special to mark FvH?
Please get in touch and any articles you write we will RT to all of our Twitter followers. If you like we could even post them to our blog.
Look forward to hearing from you!
The Football v Homophobia team