Justin Fashanu inaugurated into the Football Hall of Fame
Britain’s first out gay professional footballer was inaugurated into the Football Hall of Fame in a ceremony at the National Football Museum on 19th February 2020, which would have been his 59th birthday. Read more about it here.
Welcome to Pride in Football, the network of LGBT+ Fan Groups.
It’s estimated that around 6% of the population are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans; in football terms that’s more than 2000 LGBT fans at an average Premier League game or 5000 at Wembley. And yet more needs to be done to curb the homophobic abuse regularly heard in English and Welsh Football stadia, or to make LGBT supporters feel welcome.
From 2013 onwards, supporters at a range of clubs took the initiative and set up LGBT fan groups to establish a dialogue with their own clubs to improve their match day experience – focusing on improvements in areas such as Steward Training, Incident Reporting and Signage as well as generally promoting the visibility of their clubs’ LGBT fan-base via Banners displayed at grounds or club presence on Pride Parades for example.
Pride in Football wants to share Good Practice, help new groups form and represent needs and views to Football administrators and others.
We’re keen to work with supporters in general, together we can help end discrimination in football. Check out our Show Some Respect message shown at Wembley during the England Italy game here.