‘Incredible’ Football Pride brings LGBTQ people and allies together in Manchester

Football v Homophobia event, held alongside Manchester Pride, unites community in the game; gay player Zander Murray says symposium will help to create more role models; fellow speaker Sabah Ahmad joins Out & Out Football’s Adam Haworth on new episode of FvH Podcast to reflect – listen now!

Football Pride to return at Manchester Pride, celebrating LGBTQ+ people and culture in the game

Football v Homophobia will host Football Pride symposium at Manchester Metropolitan University on Friday 25 August, followed by a party event, and there’s a Manchester Pride parade opportunity on the Saturday; Zander Murray and Mikey Connor among guest speakers; REGISTER TO ATTEND NOW!

‘We should help one another’: New regional alliance launched for LGBTQ+ football fans groups

Six groups for LGBTQ+ football supporters who follow clubs in Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have formed a new alliance; James Laley, founder and chair of Rainbow Blades, explains why it’s important for these groups to stand “shoulder to shoulder”, share best practice and widen their community reach…

Who are the queer icons in Women’s World Cup history? Listen to the FvH Podcast

Guests on the special ‘Pride and the Women’s World Cup’ episode of the Football v Homophobia Podcast discuss LGBTQ+ trailblazers from past tournaments – along with a couple of the controversies that emerged at Germany 2011; listen to the conversation and more talking points on the pod…

‘I hope I’m breaking down barriers’: Poletti on their path to Pride, for Non-Binary People’s Day

Having announced their name change earlier this month, Australian sports journalist Poletti blogs for Sports Media LGBT+ about their self-discovery and the value of visibility; “I want the journey for the next non-binary person to come along in media to be easy than mine was,” they say…

‘I’m proud to support Allies United!’: Conor Coady backs new initiative from Football v Homophobia and Just Eat

England defender lends his support to first-of-its-kind programme that will deliver free inclusion workshops to clubs outside the pro game; “this will help build a version of football that is accessible to all,” says Coady; sign up at footballvhomophobia.com/alliesunited

‘Absolutely a different vibe!’ – Football writers discuss Women’s World Cup on Pride podcast special

Football Writers’ Association and Sports Media LGBT+ celebrate ongoing partnership with another special Pride episode of the Football v Homophobia Podcast; ESPN’s Sophie Lawson, Guardian writer Júlia Belas, ABC’s Samantha Lewis and freelancer Poletti look at LGBTQ+ themes at the Women’s World Cup…

Colin’s story in Ted Lasso suggests pathway to Pride for gay footballers

After three seasons, the AFC Richmond journey is over – and with it, the conclusion of Colin Hughes’ story; in the final series, viewers saw the Welsh footballer forge a bond of friendship with journalist Trent Crimm; in Pride Month, it’s the sort of positive LGBTQ+ representation we need in the game…

What’s the impact of homophobic abuse on ‘Football Twitter’? A conversation for IDAHOBIT

‘Football Twitter’ has been described as “a nightmare of noise” – and anti-LGBTQ+ abuse thrives amid its tit-for-tat exchanges; researcher Finbarr Toesland and broadcaster Sophie Nicolaou discuss the effects of the social media platform’s tribalism on a special Football v Homophobia Podcast episode for IDAHOBIT…

Women’s football’s ‘doublethink’ dilemma for Lesbian Visibility Week – Beth Fisher and Lou Englefield on FvH Podcast

Over 40 out women were named in squads at World Cup 2019 – and there’s likely to be many more competing in Australia and New Zealand this summer; however, there’s barely been any acknowledgement in professional women’s football of Lesbian Visibility Week; reporter Beth Fisher and FvH’s Lou Englefield discuss the various reasons behind that in a new podcast episode – listen now!