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‘An unprecedented turnout!’ – why GFSN’s Summer Get-Together in Blackpool is so popular

This weekend, footballers from LGBTQ+-inclusive teams across the country are flocking to Blackpool for GFSN’s annual Summer Get-Together. The organisation’s chair Mike Kalogerou says this year’s tournament is extra special and that the need has not diminished for spaces in which everyone can be themselves and fully enjoy the sport they love…

Hockey Pride: The LGBTQ+ visibility project amplifying queer voices in ice hockey

When the NHL announced that it would be focusing on the stories of allies during Pride Month, a group of players, coaches and fans vowed to shine a spotlight on those in the sport who are, like them, LGBTQ+ and visible – and through the power of social media, a powerful project began to take shape…

Pride Month: Why is women’s football so much more LGBTQ+ inclusive than the men’s game?

In the third and final feature of his series on football for Pride Month, Danyal Khan asks Cheltenham’s Sophie Griffiths and sports reporter Beth Fisher whether they think the men’s game really is following the example set by the women’s game on LGBTQ+ inclusion…

‘Football needs more Proud Allies’ – Sheffield United’s LGBTQ+ fans group Rainbow Blades launches new campaign

Rainbow Blades have had a big impact at Sheffield United since launching in 2020, with visibility provided by the club, the Premier League, and Sky Sports, as well as support from the FSA and an awards nomination from Football v Homophobia. Now they’re asking for greater allyship in the game, as founder and chair James Laley explains…