An EFL club has participated in Pride in London for the first time, after a group of more than 75 from Charlton Athletic marched through the nation’s capital on Saturday 7 July.
Pride in London saw Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) celebrate the success of LGBTQI+ friendly football team CACT Invicta FC and LGBTQI+ supporters’ group Proud Valiants. Previously, clubs had solely been represented by fan groups.
Participants walked behind CACT’s LGBTQI+ themed minibus, while students from the University of Greenwich and young people from Woolwich Common Youth Hub showcased the banners they had made to the London crowds.
Dr Michael Seeraj, CACT’s Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, said: “It was fantastic to see so many people in our Pride in London group during the parade!
“There was a brilliant atmosphere throughout the day, and the overwhelmingly positive response from crowds underlines just how much desire there is for football to break down barriers for LGBTQI+ people.”
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