Lionesses’ success still feels like a dream – let’s make LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport a reality

Growing up with a love of football, Katy Smith hoped to have a future in the game – but sexism and homophobia saw her drift away from the pitch in her early teens. However, getting into coaching a few years later and the celebratory mood generated by England’s triumph at the Euros have reignited her passion. She explains why everyone should get to benefit from the momentum of women’s football…

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

Watch a replay of our Pride Month 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 talk through the takeaways for journalists, fans and others from one of the year’s biggest football stories…

‘You’ve got to challenge homophobia’: Zack Leader tells FvH Podcast about abuse incident he faced in amateur football

On a new episode of the Football v Homophobia Podcast, Zack Leader – whose coming out story in sport made headlines back in 2018 – discusses how anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination in a local league game in January affected his mental health and describes the disciplinary process that ensued…

“I feel sad for people who don’t get football!”: Shura on fandom, Man Utd, soundtracking Heartstopper, and queer joy

To round off Lesbian Visibility Week, we’re joined by singer-songwriter Shura for another Football v Homophobia Podcast special; from fond memories of Manchester United’s Treble-winning season to having one of her songs featured in Netflix hit Heartstopper, it’s a conversation we’re sure you’ll enjoy!

Becky Taylor-Gill and Flo Lloyd-Hughes on Studs x Huns FC, ‘they’re lesbians, Stacey’ silliness, and visibility

It’s Lesbian Visibility Week and Sports Media LGBT+ has again teamed up with our friends at Football v Homophobia to add to the awareness with a special edition podcast; our guests are a content producer and a broadcaster who have created platforms celebrating the quirky and often queer culture within women’s football…

Leicester, Tottenham and Manchester Laces land double nominations on Football v Homophobia Awards shortlists

Representation in both Professional Game and Supporters Group categories for Foxes and Spurs in 2022 Football v Homophobia Awards, sponsored by Puma; Manchester Laces and club founder Helen Hardy nominated; The Athletic’s Adam Crafton shortlisted for FvH Hero; and new FvH Americas Awards…

‘It’s an honour!’: Football v Homophobia Awards winners on why nominations are needed

It’ll soon be time for the third annual Football v Homophobia Awards, sponsored by Puma – and it’s your last chance to nominate before the deadline on Friday, January 14. Sports Media LGBT+ asked four previous winners what it means to be recognised, and why everyone should be offering suggestions for the shortlists…

Qatar 2022 Working Group on LGBTQ+ inclusion at World Cup convened by Kick It Out

Sports Media LGBT+ joins English football’s leading anti-discrimination organisation plus Stonewall, Football v Homophobia and Football Supporters’ Association to explore challenges facing LGBTQ+ people who will travel to World Cup in Qatar, and ongoing experiences of Qataris who are lesbian, gay, bi and trans…

New short film ‘Safe Space’ showcases LGBTQ+- inclusive football at Charlton and Millwall

A new short documentary film by Sam Clarke for Football v Homophobia tells the story of Charlton Invicta and Millwall Romans – the LGBTQ+-inclusive football teams in London supported by their respective EFL clubs’ community trusts – their first-ever meeting, and the personalities involved…