Equality News Update: Football clubs show homophobia the red card

Two-thirds of SPFL clubs and the entire SPFL Premiership have taken a stand by signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

More clubs in Scotland have pledged to make the game more inclusive for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) fans.

For the first time two-thirds of SPFL clubs and the entire SPFL Premiership have taken a stand by signing up to the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter.

The move is coordinated by Scottish LGBTI charity the Equality Network, which developed and launched the charter, and the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign.

Sixteen clubs from across Scotland join the thirteen clubs already signed up, making up two thirds of the teams in the SPFL.

 All twelve clubs in the SPFL premiership have now signed up, and the first club from the West of Scotland Super League, Clydebank FC, has also signed up.

 

It’s the first time in Scotland that so many clubs have made a commitment to better include LGBT people in the beautiful game and it includes the biggest clubs in Scottish Football.

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http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/football-clubs-show-homophobia-the-red-card#PA49P3WlCqp0xvPT.99

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lewisbainbridge

Information and Communications Assistant at Fife Centre for Equalities