Football v Homophobia Strategy Cause for Optimism

The recently released charter is an important first step in combatting Scottish football’s problems with homophobia, but there is more yet to do. For as long as I can remember, football has played a central role in my life. My passion for the sport was ignited at an early age when two relatives, an uncle from each side of the … Read More

Festival Fortnight Events to Tackle LGBTI Exclusion in Football

41% of Scottish LGBTI participants say they feel attracted to, but excluded from football. New European research has shown that almost 1/3 of Scotland’s LGBTI respondents have refrained from a certain sport because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The sport which respondents from Scotland most often refrained from was football (41%). Although football topped the board across EU … Read More

BTP Host Inaugural FvH Tournament

Show your support for British Transport Police’s inaugural Football vs Homophobia Tournament. As part of LGBT History Month and Football v Homophobia Month of Action, the British Transport Police are proud to host their inaugural Football v Homophobia Tournament at Toryglen Regional Football Centre on Friday 22nd February. Teams from across England and Scotland will be coming together to compete … Read More

#FvH2019 Month of Action

Month of Action activities and info days by Outsport partners.  This February the 10th edition of the Football v Homophobia Month of Action takes place and calls for actions against homophobia in football. The campaign is aiming at making a difference and including LGBTI+ people in football. Clubs, fan groups and authorities across football can get involved in the campaign … Read More

Football Carnival for Beginners Launched

Football Carnival activities launched as part of Football v Homophobia Month of Action. Football v Homophobia Scotland, United Glasgow FC, Proud Huddle CSC and Glasgow St. Pauli have joined forces to run a FREE Football Carnival for Beginners as part of Football v Homophobia Month of Action. The participation event will take place at Itouches in Shawlands on Saturday 23rd … Read More

Saltire Thistle FC Host GFSN Quarter Finals

Saltire Thistle FC are set to host the UK’s largest LGBT football competition in a first for Scotland. This Saturday 24th November, Saltire Thistle FC will host LGBT-friendly football clubs from Trowbridge, London, Nottingham, Manchester, Dublin and Edinburgh, as teams go head-to-head to qualify for the semi-finals of the GFSN National Cup. This is the first time the GFSN (Gay … Read More

SFA Independent Review must mark step change in tackling homophobia

Joint Statement by LEAP Sports Scotland and Equality Network Today LEAP Sports Scotland and Equality Network welcome The Interim Report of the Independent Review of Sexual Abuse in Scottish Football. Firstly we wish to put on record our gratitude to those whose personal testimony’s have contributed to the recommendations in this report. We welcome the recognition in the report of … Read More

Year of Young People 2018: Bradley Booth

We celebrate the achievements and stories of young change-makers from within the LGBTI community. Bradley Booth is a co-founder of the Proud Dees, Dundee FC’s new LGBT fans club, an Italy supporter and has endured some of Dundee FC’s sorer defeats… He has played an instrumental role in building up the LGBTI inclusivity of Dundee FC through the establishment of … Read More

Proud Huddle C.S.C Emerges

Celtic FC’s first ever LGBT fan group, Proud Huddle C.S.C takes shape. There has been a growing momentum in the formation of LGBT fan groups in England, Wales and now Scotland. Only last month we saw the launch of Proud Jags, Patrick Thistle’s first LGBT fan group, join Proud Dons, Proud Dees and Tynecastle Pride. This month sees Proud Huddle … Read More

Proud Jags Launch at Firhill

Proud Jags join the list of LGBT fans’ groups. Partick Thistle may well be bottom of the SPL, but they are a leading example of LGBT+ inclusion. As they kick off against Hibernian, Partick Thistle LGBT+ fans group, ‘Proud Jags’, will officially launch at Firhill. In addition to existing Facebook and Twitteraccounts, this weekend their webpage also goes live, encouraging fans and future … Read More