Oxford United backs initiative
This month is the international month of ‘Football v Homophobia’ (FvH) and Oxford United has been supporting the initiative.
FvH is a campaign uniting fans, players, communities, grassroots teams,professional clubs and the Football Authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGB&T) people in football. The FA, The Premier League and The Football Leagueback the initiative.
Year round, FvH enables people to take action against prejudice and discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in football, and to celebrate and welcome diversity in the game. This has culminated in an international show of support in February to raise awareness of the issue and to showcase new and existing work.
The campaign has been around since 2010 and manages to generate global attention. Fans and teams around the world, from Croatia to Mexico have taken part and across the UK there has been a massive show of support.
Oxford United believes in a game where LGB&T people can be seen and heard, and appreciated for their contribution to the football family. Therefore Oxford United will work to create a safe and inclusive football environment for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We want our supporters to help us achieve this.
Supporters can find out more about the Football v Homophobia campaign by visiting the website: www.footballvhomophobia.com
and can keep up to date with all the news by following the campaign on Twitter: @FvHTweets or liking the Facebook page:www.bit.ly/fvhpage