TUC Launches Toolkit to Battle Homophobia in Football


The Trades Union Congress (TUC) today launched a toolkit for unions to battle homophobia and transphobia in football.


The toolkit is to help unions in the UK tackle the prejudice suffered by LGBTs in football and other sports.

It includes advice, resources and ideas on how best they can tackle homophobia.

It was written and designed by members of the TUC alliance against homophobia and transphobia in football in association with The Professional Footballers Association (PFA), the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Just a Ball Game! – a campaign which challenges homophobia and promotes LGBT participation in sport.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Unions are continuing to do outstanding work promoting equality at work and in society in general. This toolkit will help them reinforce the message that there is absolutely no place for homophobia in football or indeed any kind of sport. […] Union activists have used this approach at a number of professional clubs in the past and we want to build on those successes.”

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