While football is a team game, it is often individuals at the highest level of the sport who get the most attention.
However, if equality in football is to be achieved then it is at the grassroots where there has to be real meaningful change.
This is why it is so encouraging to see Surrey Football Association be the first county to offer specific coaching courses to LGBT people who want to get involved with running the game.
It will run as part of the ongoing programme to train up new coaches which is open to everyone.
According to the website, it is part of an FA
initiative to get more people the LGBT section of society involved in
It will run from August 24 to 27 at Grafham
Grange School at a cost of £130, which includes accommodation and all
workshops required to achieve the Level 1 qualification in a single
Funke Awoderu, FA Equality Manager, said: "This initiative is one part of the FA's LGB&T Action Plan, Opening Doors and Joining In, which we launched in February.
"This addresses a range of issues from reporting abuse to education on inclusion and wider representation in the game."
The Justin Campaign backs this move as a way of giving people confidence to take the first steps in becoming role models and helping coach those who want to play the beautiful game.
To register on the course, click here.