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…

Referees share tips for good gay mental health on Football v Homophobia Podcast

Match officials Dan McFarlane and Mikey Connor from the LGBTQ+ Professionals in Football Collective are guests on new episode of FvH Pod; chat released to coincide with World Mental Health Day and Coming Out Day; refs stress importance of opening up, reaching out and benefits of exercise…

‘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…