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FOOTBALL AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA

19 February 2013

Club back international campaign

From February onwards Carlisle United Football Club is putting its weight behind an international campaign to combat homophobia.

The campaign, entitled ‘Football v Homophobia’ (FvH) aims to unite fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the Football Authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against LGB&T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) people in football.

FvH is endorsed and supported by The FA, PL, FL, PFA, LMA, and Kick It Out. FvH enables people to take action against prejudice and discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in football, and to celebrate and welcome diversity in the game. This culminates in an international show of support in February to raise awareness of the issue and to showcase new and existing work.

Carlisle United Football Club is proud to offer its support for this initiative. Homophobia, traansphobia and discrimination against LGB&T people in football is unacceptable and the Cumbrians are committed to creating safe and inclusive football environments for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Together with FvH we will work to improve football for our LGB&T supporters, players and fans and to protect the right of everyone to participate.

Media officer Andy Hall said: “The announcement made by former-Leeds player Robbie Rogers recently has highlighted once again what is a very important issue. As a club, we want to play our part to make the stadium a safe and happy environment for everyone, and we encourage our fans to help us top eradicate anything which could stop that from happening.” 

To find out more about the Football v Homophobia campaign, please visit www.footballvhomophobia.com

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