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Fare v Homophobia: What’s next for LGBTIQ+ rights and football?

Fare v Homophobia: What’s next for LGBTIQ+ rights and football?

Leading international voices from within sport will come together on 24 and 25 February to ask: What’s next for LGBTIQ+ Rights and Football?


Wed, 02/24/2021 to Thu, 02/25/2021

The Fare v Homophobia conference (24-25 February) will take place as part of the Football v Homophobia month of action and examine sport’s role in countering LGBTIQ+ exclusion.

Across two afternoons, the online conference will celebrate the role of LGBTIQ+ people in sport and examine what more football can and should be doing to fight discrimination. Sessions will explore the pressing issues affecting LGBTIQ+ rights, including how mega events can move beyond the rainbow and affect long-lasting change, how queer leadership can bring about greater representation on and off the pitch, as well as sport’s policing of women’s bodies and much more.

The line-up of 30 speakers from over 15 countries will include:

  • Helena Dalli, EU Commissioner for Equality
  • Malin Björk MEP and Vice-President of the European Parliament’s LGBTI Intergroup
  • Johanna Wood, President, New Zealand Football, FIFA Council member and leading light in the FIFA Womens World Cup 2023
  • Klara Bjartmarz, General Secretary, Iceland FA
  • Kelly Simmons, Director of Women’s Professional Football at the English FA
  • Ryan Russell, NFL Defensive End
  • Alex Kay-Jelski, Editor-in-Chief, The Athletic
  • Jon Holmes, Sports Media LGBT+
  • Dawn Ennis, Outsports US
  • Hugh Torrance, Pride House International
  • Suzi Andreis, Chrzaszczyki SC
  • Natalie Washington, Football v Transphobia

and many more!

Attendance is free, but advance registration is required.Register for your online ticket here:   

For more information about Football v Homophobia’s action month, including how to get involved, visit the FVH website.


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