February is the international campaign month of ‘Football v Homophobia’ (FvH) and Carnoustie Panmure is supporting the initiative.
FvH is a campaign uniting football in opposing homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people in football.
Year round, FvH Scotland enables people to take action against prejudice and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression 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 join together in making a visible stand against prejudice and for inclusion.
Carnoustie Panmure is pleased to be supporting the campaign this season as part of the FvH grassroots initiative
General Manager, Mark Johnson said: “It is important that everybody that wants to enjoy football, whether that be playing, supporting or in the administration is able to do so and we at Carnoustie Panmure are fully behind the initiative”
Studies on homophobia in sport over the past ten years find that around 82% of respondents have witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport in the UK. Attitudes in Football are changing, but we all need to make sure that the language we use and the way we behave reflects this change. At Carnoustie Panmure we believe we can make a real
difference to the culture of football, and we’d like your support. We know that change starts with education and Carnoustie Panmure recognises it has a role to play in leading the way on raising awareness of homophobia and LGBT+ discrimination within the club and its community.
We believe in a game where LGBT+ people can be seen and heard, and valued for their contribution to football and we will work to create a safe and inclusive football environment where people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions are welcome.
Once we are able to play once again we will be designating a game in support of the Football v Homophobia campaign . This is an opportunity for our supporters and friends
to also get behind the campaign and show everyone that Laing Park is no place for hate or bigotry.
We will be making a pledge to improve our club by identifying a long term plan to increase LGBT+ inclusion and to become the first club at our level to recognise its importance.
Find out more about the Football v Homophobia campaign and action you can personally take in February, here: www.footballvhomophobia.com. You can also keep updated with Scotland based work at Football v Homophobia Scotland’s website, here: www.fvhscotland.org
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