Events series tees up Football v Homophobia Month of Action

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FvH 2021 launch event, and comedy night on the itinerary…

By Jon Holmes

Football fans are being encouraged to sign up for a series of events organised by Charlton’s LGBT+ supporters group Proud Valiants that will help to launch the Football v Homophobia campaign’s annual Month of Action.

The group are working with Charlton Athletic FC and the club’s Community Trust on the events, which will all be happening online as another month of lockdown draws to a close.

Charlton are long-standing supporters of the Football v Homophobia campaign and are nominated at this year’s Puma-sponsored FvH Awards in the Professional Game category.

Meanwhile, Charlton Invicta FC – the Trust-affiliated LGBT+-inclusive football team – are up for the Grassroots Club Award. A virtual awards ceremony will be held on February 5.

All the Proud Valiants / FvH events are free to attend, and can be accessed by registering via the links provided below.

Launch of the Football v Homophobia Month of Action (Sat 30 Jan, 7pm)

People from across UK football come together to join representatives of Charlton Athletic FC, the Charlton Athletic Community Trust, Proud Valiants, and the wider Charlton family to celebrate the advances we have made in the battle of fighting homophobia at Charlton, and what else needs to be done.

Comedy Night – The Worst Football Songs… Ever! (Sat 30 Jan, 8.30pm)

A very special night to celebrate the end of our week of events – truly not to be missed! Paul Mortimer, Lindsay Armaou, and Carly Smallman will adjudicate on the dodgiest football songs ever recorded, with event attendees voting Eurovision-style for the absolute worst!

See more forthcoming LGBT+ in sports events, including those in the Football v Homophobia Month of Action in February, on our Calendar.

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Jon Holmes

Digital Sports Editor