Sports Media LGBT+

Helping to build a community of LGBT+ people and allies in sport

‘Those chants can put you further in the closet’ – LGBTQ+ fans discuss on Football v Homophobia Podcast

Anger, annoyance, and the knowledge that a “nuanced” approach is needed – the reactions of gay supporters to the recent spate of homophobic chanting; listen to new episode now; Chelsea fan Jake Williamson and Pride of Irons co-founder Jim Dolan are guests alongside FC Bellevue’s Delwyn ‘Sheep’ Derrick, who gives an ally’s perspective…

Success stories from Scottish sport! #AuthenticMe in Glasgow with Pride of the Terraces and LEAP Sports

Special guests Bruce Mouat, Robyn Love and Lloyd Wilson share stories from their experiences of being LGBTQ+ and out at the Olympics, Paralympics and in Scottish football respectively; Blair Hamilton, Zyra Evangelista (Rainbow Glasgaroos) and Ross Lockerbie (Glasgow Raptors) speak powerfully on grassroots panel

Sports Media LGBT+ 2022 Survey results show effects of increased visibility in industry

Network, advocacy and consultancy group releases findings from its second survey; responses suggest industry is more LGBT+-inclusive now than in 2018 but several challenges remain, particularly for trans and non-binary employees; “strong correlation between LGBT+ visibility in the workplace and responsible reporting”

Behind the Headline – replay and podcast! Football media learnings from Jake Daniels’ story

Watch a replay of our event and listen via the Football v Homophobia Podcast; our partnership with the FWA continues with panel discussion, supported by FvH; Tim Thornton, Erin Williams, Jay Lemonius and Nancy Frostick discuss one of 2022’s biggest football stories…

‘Shine that spotlight!’ – why you need to nominate for the Football v Homophobia Awards

“The more beacons we put out there, the better,” says 2022 FvH Cymru award winner Delwyn ‘Sheep’ Derrick; FC Bellevue founder encourages everyone doing LGBTQ+ inclusion work in the game to put themselves and others forward before 20 January deadline; listen to the new FvH Podcast to learn more about the FvH Awards…

‘Out Olympians have inspired so many other LGBTQ+ people – let’s investigate the impact’

At London 2012, there were 23 out LGBTQ+ athletes competing – at Tokyo 2020, there were at least 186; Dr David Eldridge is part of a team of academics studying the impact of this surge in visibility; he writes about his own sporting journey and lays out an exciting opportunity for researchers interested in this topic…

The Sports Media LGBT+ Review of 2022: Brittney freed, Pride of Lionesses and Jake’s joy

No more lockdowns but lots of upheaval in 2022; Heartstopper made us happy cry, and we shed tears of joy at Wembley in late July; there was advocacy for freedom and authenticity around the Commonwealth Games and Qatar 2022, with mixed results; all that and more in our annual lookback at the year just gone…

Justin Fashanu Statue fundraiser launches: ‘It’s about much more than football’

Taslim Martin, one of Britain’s leading sculptors, will create statue of Norwich legend who was the first out gay professional footballer; “we hope to prompt awareness of homophobia in sport and conversations about how to make football a happy and safe space for all,” says campaign lead Andrew Reynolds from Proud Canaries…