Anything which stops people participating and enjoying the national game of football has to be tackled and eradicated. That is the commitment of The FA, as football’s governing body in this country. A key part of our role on behalf of the game is to lead positive change.
One of the areas to be constantly fought is discrimination in whatever form against any group of people or section of our multi-faceted society. Much work has been done in the area of anti-racism, attitudes have been changed and it is now accepted that any form of racism is simply wrong. More than that, it is illegal.
Now, The FA wants to focus its attention on the issue of homophobia and transphobia in football. The game we all love is for everyone – and that includes Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay and Trans people (LGB&T).
With the expertise of the Football v Homophobia team, this tool kit has been compiled because we want to bring the debate to the fore and, just like the anti-racism campaigns, ensure everyone understands homophobia and transphobia in football is unacceptable.
And, once more, illegal.