Just A Ball Game – IDAHOBIT Event featuring Neville Southall

JUST A BALL GAME? CARDIFF IDAHOBIT 2018 EVENT, (SUPPORTED BY JENNY RATHBONE – FEATURES NEVILLE SOUTHALL.)   Thanks to extremely generous sponsorship from Jenny Rathbone Welsh Labour Assembly Member, we are happy to announce that former Wales and Everton legend Neville Southall MBE will join us alongside a number of other guest speakers at Cardiff’s Pierhead building on May 17th …

The Proud Trust – What is the problem with football? IDAHOBIT

The Proud Trust has published some excellent downloadable resources ahead of IDAHOBIT (17th May) and this summer’s football World Cup. What is the Problem with Football?   Given that 2018 is a World Cup year, our free educational resource for International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT, 17 May) takes a look at the world of football The resource …

NEW Interactive Map of LGBT+ Football Supporters Groups Worldwide

    NEW interactive resource from ‘Just A Ball Game?’ Just in time for LGBT History Month 2018, and in keeping with this year’s geographical theme of ‘mapping our world’, LGBT+ campaign organisation JUST A BALL GAME? have created an interactive map featuring a selection of International LGBT+ Fan Groups around the world to raise awareness and visibility around LGBT+ …

Cyrille Regis (1959 – 2018)

by Darryl Telles, a gay BAME football fanatic who and author of “We’re Queer And We Should Be Here – The Perils And Pleasures Of Being A Gay Football Fan” a book about being such. This is his appreciation of the contribution Cyrille Regis made to challenging prejudice in football. Cyrille Regis who died today at the age of 59 was a pioneer …

Pride Run 2017 a runaway success!

The Pride Run 2017, organised by London Frontrunners with support from P3 was a tremendous success, with over 1,000 runners – more than ever before. Schools OUT UK were the main beneficiaries and CEO Tony Fenwick said: “We were blown away by the spirit and generosity of the organisers and participants. The final figures are yet to be counted but …

Support Schools OUT UK with The Pride Run 2017!

Saturday 12 August 2017 Victoria Park, East London (exact details will be circulated to volunteers in advance) The pride run is sponsoring schools OUT UK this year. This is a chance for the charity that founded and runs LGBT History Month UK to be given promotion and – hopefully – money! We are very excited at the prospect  of being …

Mack Beggs: Texas Sportscaster Takes Transphobia To The Mat

Tony Fenwick MBE, CEO of Schools OUT UK – “Does the UIL realise that it has effectively put a man attacking a woman on a pedestal for the public’s entertainment? Or that it has effectively forced a man to attack women in public? This could be construed as defending domestic violence. Coming from a nation which has deplored the downgrading …

2014 Sochi Olympic Games – what about LGBTI rights? ILGA

2014 Sochi Olympic Games – what about LGBTI rights? ILGA: with the Sochi Olympic Winter Games under way, ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association reiterates its deep concern for the very harsh situation LGBTI people are suffering in Russia, where the anti-gay propaganda legislation came into force in June last year.

UK to give cash and support to Russian gays

UK to give cash and support to Russian gays – New Zealand has unanimously passed a motion to support the LGBTI community in Russia and all athletes competing at the Olympic Games. Culture Secretary and Equalities Minister Maria Miller said it was important to use the opportunity of the Winter Olympic Games to underline the importance of treating people fairly.

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi – After a Russian court rejected efforts to set up a Pride House in Sochi, a building dedicated to supporting gay athletes, a coalition of LGBT sports groups is campaigning national organizing committees to host Pride House events at their hospitality houses. This would create a roving Pride House of sorts for the 2014 Winter Olympics.