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U's Back FvH Campaign

18 February 2014

Club the latest to sign up.

From February onwards, Colchester United is putting its weight behind an 
international campaign to combat homophobia. The campaign, entitled ‘Football v Homophobia’ (FvH) aims to unite fans, players, 
communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the Football Authorities in 
opposing homophobia and prejudice against LGB&T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans) people in football. 

FvH is endorsed and supported by The FA, Premier League, Football League, PFA, League Managers' Association, and Kick It Out.

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 U's are proud to offer their support for this initiative. Homophobia, 
traansphobia and discrimination against LGB&T people in football is unacceptable and the club are committed to creating safe and inclusive football 
environments for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.  Together with FvH we will work to improve football for our LGB&T supporters,

players and fans and to protect the right of everyone to participate.  "We think the Football v Homophobia campaign is a great message and a way to communicate that we don’t care who or what you are at our club, if you like football, then you’re 

U’s Media Manager Matt Hudson said: "We want everyone to feel included at our club and enjoy their football.
welcome here.”

On Saturday, at the game against Preston, the U's will be include information in the programme and on the tannoy  Colchester United would encourage our fans and 

to celebrate FvH. supporters to help us create the game that everyone can be part and proud of by getting involved. 
To find out more about the Football v Homophobia 
www.footballvhomophobia.com.campaign, please visit

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