EFL want to make football welcoming for everyone. The EFL and its member clubs continue to embrace the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGB&T) community throughout the match day experience.
A number of support groups and campaign organisations are present within football to help tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia within the game. The EFL through the Code of Practice encourage clubs to be proactive with the LGBT community and fans, with LGB&T groups being linked to many professional clubs, means there is more visibility around this area than ever before.
PRIDE in Football, the alliance of LGBT Fan Groups, Pride in Football helps EFL clubs around sharing of good practice and help new groups form. Check out the PRIDE in Football latest campaign #CallitOut – a report of a meeting reviewing the growth of LGBT+ Fan Groups.
Stonewall, actively run their Rainbow laces campaign every season which is supported by the EFL and member clubs. The Rainbow Laces campaign focuses on promoting acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) footballers, fans and participants within professional clubs. To see the latest campaign supported by the EFL, please click here.
Campaigns designed to raise awareness of this issue have caught the public’s imagination in recent years.
Football v Homophobia began in the UK before developing into an international initiative opposing homophobia at all levels from grassroots to professional clubs.