Sussex football unites vs. homophobia


The Sussex County FA highlighted its support for the Football.v.Homophobia (FvH) month of action with an exhibition friendly against Brighton Lesbian and Gay Sports Society (BLAGSS) on Friday.

FvH is a campaign uniting fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the football authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in football.

A Sussex County FA squad made up of staff, youth council members and sponsors took on the BLAGSS team in the male only match, with the female equivalent to follow next Friday (17th).

BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around five hundred lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.

The match itself was an even and competitive encounter played in the true spirit of the occasion. In the end, Sussex prevailed as 3-2 victors - but the real winner on the night was football and the FvH campaign!

Video coverage of the match was broadcast on Facebook Live:

A selection of photographs from the match can be found on Facebook, with further photos available via Simon Roe Photography.

For further information about the Football.v.Homophobia campaign please contact FvH: