Football v Homophobia
Our match in support of Football v Homophobia is this Wednesday.
We are pleased to once again join the Month of Action from the good people from Football v Homophobia.
Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football. As an international initiative, FvH engages in campaigning, education, advice and guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to:
- Make existing football structures safe, welcoming and inclusive for LGBTI people.
- Create opportunities and promote engagement of LGBTI people in football at all levels and in all forms.
- Improve the representation and visibility of LGBTI people throughout football.
- To realise the potential of football in society as a tool to create positive change.
We are being supported by Surrey FA, and we encourage supporters to make pledges and provide ideas to support inclusion at Kingstonian and combat discrimination. People from the Surrey FA will be joining us for our nominated game this coming Wednesday against Herne Bay.
Pledges and ideas might include things such as:
- challenging or reporting discriminatory language
- one of the FvH aims is to improve the repsentation and visibility of LGBTI people throughout football - how can we achieve that goal?
- helping the club make meaningful contact with inclusive groups in the local community
- ideas to promote inclusion - for example you can join our Equality and Diversity team which is led by former Kingstonian player Adam Thompson
- any other initiatives you'd like to see at the football club.
Pledges can be submitted in written form at the match, or by e-mailing email@example.com or contacting 07308 302923. There will be a pledge/idea sheet at the turnstiles.
For further information about the Football v Homophobia campaign, please go to footballvhomophobia.com - as they say on their website, by working together across football, we can make a difference.