FvH 2022

Football v Homophobia Month of Action

February is Football.v.Homophobia Month of Action

We will be supporting the Football.v.Homophobia (FvH) campaign for the twelfth season by hosting and participating in two exhibition matches (self-identifying males/non-binary and self-identifying females/non-binary) against Brighton LGBT+ Sports Society (BLAGSS) and Brighton Seagals.

FvH is an international initiative that exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation gender identity and expression at all levels of football. 

The campaign aims to unite fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs, and the football authorities to ensure the sport continues to work towards being more inclusive.

We want football to take a clear stand against homophobia and transphobia so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game and so that football leads the way in removing discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

We actively promote ‘Football for All’ and encourage the involvement of the LGBT community in Sussex football. This encouragement has led to BLAGSS affiliating as a football club with us, enabling them to participate in affiliated football within in the county.

The friendly matches between ourselves and BLAGSS / Brighton Seagals will celebrate their affiliation as well as promote the values of the FvH campaign which has been heavily backed by us since its inception in 2010.

This event is a fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Mental Health charity MindOut. Their support includes mental health services, GP services, housing and homelessness, welfare rights, LGBTQ rights, support for addictions, counselling services, treatments, mental health law, Trans care pathways, community safety, immigration and asylum, relationship issues and many others. Players and teams will have their own fundraising pages for MindOut.

Locally, we are reverting back to running annual friendlies after a year without them taking place due to the COVID-19 pandemic where we ran a FIFA tournament instead. Both matches will take place at Sussex County FA HQ, Culver Road on Saturday 26th February. 

Sussex County FA vs. Brighton Seagals
FvH Friendly (self-identifying females/non-binary) 
Date: Saturday 26 February 2022
Kick-off: 11:30am
Venue: Sussex County FA HQ, Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9AX

Sussex County FA vs. BLAGSS
FvH Friendly (self-identifying males/non-binary)
Date: Saturday 26 February 2022 
Kick-off: 2:30pm
Venue: Sussex County FA HQ, Culver Road, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 9AX

Members of the general public are invited to attend the matches and show their support for the campaign. Tickets are available to purchase below with all proceeds going to MindOut.
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For further information about the Football.v.Homophobia campaign please contact FvH:

E: info@footballvhomophobia.com