Tackling homophobia in football, from the terraces to the pitch.
Is football taking a clear stand against homophobia so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game?
Can football lead the way in removing discrimination and prejudice based on gender identity and sexual orientation?
Are football role models doing enough to spread the message of LGBT+ equality in all walks of life?
RSA LGBT Creative & Cultural Network are leading on the debate to discuss some of these as part of a panel discussion: "Tackling Homophobia in Football: From the Terraces to the Pitch."
Each speaker will present their views for up to 10 minutes each, followed by Q&A, and the panel will be moderated by Trevor Wood MBE FRSA.
If you have any questions, please contact the Network Lead Niranjan Kamatkar FRSA by email, or via the RSA website.
Location: Romney Room, The RSA, 8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ
About this network...
Leading cultural change and enriching society around diverse and inclusive LGBT+ issues via lecture series, creative interventions, and networking events while reducing stigma and stereotyping of LGBT+ people.
We will aim to work towards conditions for change: working with education, arts, culture, as well as sports bodies and other workplaces (corporate, statutory, and public bodies) to enhance engagement of LGBT people and bring LGBT cultural issues to the forefront.
We will aim to work towards creating a resource base of LGBT practitioners for use by educational and statutory bodies and media for the future. It is a great opportunity for people who acted as informal ambassadors to work towards creating LGBT ambassadorships structures.