encourage others next season
to mark LGBT month which is currently going on. What would the leagues stance be on the following:
The players and management having small rainbox ribbons on their tracksuits during the warm up.
Our captain having a rainbow captains armband?
Dog & Duck Sports Ground
LGBT History Month is a month-long annual observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes the civil rights statement about our extraordinary national and international contributions. Currently, LGBT History Month is a month-long celebration that is specific to the United States and the United Kingdom. In the United States, it is celebrated in October to coincide with National Coming Out Day on October 11. In the United Kingdom, it is observed during February, to coincide with a major celebration of the 2003 abolition of Section 28. In Berlin, It is known as Queer History Month. Other LGBT-progressive countries, however, celebrate LGBT History with much shorter events.
Thanks for your email and for your support with publicising this. The ribbons and arm bands are being supplied by Just a Ball Game? (justaballgame.co.uk/) and it would be great if you could mention them.
If you have time, please get in touch with Lindsay England the founder of JBG? via firstname.lastname@example.org - I'm sure she would be happy to give a quote also. Please find a quote from me below:
Rushden & Diamonds secretary James Waller said: "Just a Ball Game? have been a partner of AFC R&D for almost five years now and are an organisation with whom we are proud to be associated. Their ongoing work in tackling homophobia has a vital part to play in the continuing fight against discrimination of all forms in football.
"AFC Rushden & Diamonds is a community-centric, family club and "football for all" is an important part of our ethos. This means catering for both male and female players of all ages and abilities, but also making sure that everyone knows that they are welcome at our Club, including members of the LBGT community."
Just a ball game?
A campaign group which will help both grass roots and professional sports groups, organisations , authorities, along with governments, education establishments and trade unions build on the delivery of their existing work to deliver the core values of ''SiR'' SAFETY-INCLUSION-RESPECT around LGBT people, sexual orientation and gender identity.
We hope to step OUT and be public to become role models for others.
We will raise awareness and challenge what is seen as homophobia/anti-gay.
LGBT football, LGBT sport, LGBT campaigns, LGBT activists.
“Open the doors for them, give them hope,” raise awareness around LGBT issues, promote LGBT history and achievements.
Aim to change mind-sets, help to dispel myths and widen education in different cultures in a healthy active way.
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We are only too happy to help JBG? to mark LBGT history month and I hope that many other too will join us in making a small but important statement of support."