Sports Media LGBT+

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

Zander Murray, Tracy Brown, Man Utd and Gender Goals among winners at fabulous Football v Homophobia Awards

Impactful work on educating young people, improving fan experience and trans inclusion highlighted at fifth annual ceremony; Proud Baggies make it a hat-trick and Stargazy FC also successful on LGBTQ+ football’s biggest night of the year; FvH campaign director Lou Englefield says event at Manchester’s National Football Museum was “a joyful celebration of resistance”

‘I spent so long not allowing myself to know I was gay’: Matt Morton on the Football v Homophobia Podcast

The Thetford Town FC player-manager speaks on a new episode, after his appearances in TV documentaries ‘Rylan: Football, Homophobia and Me’ and ‘The Last Taboo’; Sevenoaks Town player Jahmal Howlett-Mundle, a fellow member of the LGBTQ+ Professionals in Football Collective, also appears in the programme; they join Jon Holmes for an in-depth conversation – listen now…

Sports Media LGBT+ in 2024: Join our network – events calendar, advice, content and more

We’re a group of sports journalists and media professionals who understand the importance of storytelling; we welcome enquiries from prospective new members, and we share inclusive content on our website and social channels; our focus is on amplifying the voices of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in both sport and sports media…

Toxic social media and the LGBTQ+ fan experience highlighted at Football v Homophobia Month of Action event

The 15th FvH Month of Action in February was launched at Portcullis House, Westminster, at the invitation of Hannah Bardell, MP; speakers included Signify AI CEO Jonathan Hirshler and the PFA’s Simone Pound; LGBTQ+ fans Peter Davey, Tracy Brown and Rishi Madlani; and TRUK United players Natalie Washington and Arthur Webber…

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”

Get in the game! Past winners on why the Football v Homophobia Awards are fabulous

“You’ve got to be in it to win it!” Seven people previously shortlisted for the FvH Awards tell Sports Media LGBT+ why the community event is so important; nominations deadline for 2024 now closed; the gala ceremony to be held at the National Football Museum in Manchester on February 23…

The Sports Media LGBT+ Review of 2023: World Cup vibes, love stories, trans joy and much more

With an electrifying FIFA Women’s World Cup at its centre, the year just gone in sports was full of ups and downs for LGBTQ+ people; in our traditional look back at the last 12 months, there are a lot of football mentions but also some rugby union, cricket, curling and miscellaneous moments that caught our attention…

West Brom’s LGBTQ+ fan group Proud Baggies launches inclusive football team

Proud Baggies FC will provide more opportunities for LGBTQ+ people and allies in the West Midlands to play competitive football; initiative, announced during annual Rainbow Laces activation, is being backed by the Championship club; fan group founder Piero Zizzi says it is the realisation of a long-held ambition…