Tackling Transphobia in Football
The Football.v.Transphobia week of action takes place from 24 to 31 March 2020, ending on Transgender Day of Visibility.
This is the second season there will be taking specific action on transphobia in the game, and we want to use our presence on social media to amplify the voices of trans people in all aspects of football.
We are encouraging clubs, fans and other football stakeholders to take part and here’s what is coming up in 2020 and how you can get involved:
“SOMETHING THAT MADE ME FEEL WELCOME IN FOOTBALL IS…”
We want to use the Week of Action to share positive experiences in sport. Trans people involved in football in any way, can record a phone video of themselves saying what they have experienced that has made them feel welcome when accessing the sport - watching, playing, administrating, officiating.
We’re encouraging everyone involved in football to grab a football and a bin, and record themselves kicking the ball in the bin. Extra points for any tricks you can do and for wearing a Football.v.Transphobia shirt or having a trans flag in the background. Share your video online and be sure to use the hashtags #BinTransphobia and #FvT2020.
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT
If your football skills aren’t up to the #bintransphobia challenge, you can share a simple message of support for the campaign across your social media channels, but don’t forget the use the hashtag #FvT2020.
Our Football Development Officer and lead on Equality, Jade Harker, had this to say about the campaign: "As a County FA, it is really important that we support initiatives such as Football.v.Transphobia, by doing so, we can send a really clear message to our clubs that football is for all!"
For more information on Football.v.Transphobia please contact: