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BLUES TO SUPPORT LGBTQ+ CAMPAIGN THIS WEEKEND

25 February 2021

This is everyone's game

The Club will be dedicating Saturday’s fixture at home to Doncaster Rovers to the Football v Homophobia campaign.

Blues take on Donny at Portman Road and will be showing their support to the initiative which wants football to take a clear stand against homophobia and transphobia so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game and so that football leads the way in removing discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Football v Homophobia’s month of action takes place every February, and this year the Club are working with members of LGBTQ+ supporters group, Rainbow Tractors to reinvigorate the group.

The Football v Homophobia initiative was formed by the Justin Campaign in 2010, a small voluntary run campaign launched in 2008 to demonstrate that 10 years after the tragic suicide of Justin Fashanu in 1998, homophobia was still hugely prevalent in both grassroots and professional football.

An interview with LGBTQ+ season ticket holder, David Flisher will be released on the Club's social media channels between now and Saturday's game.

David talks openly about the matchday experience for an LGBTQ+ fan, the continued work that needs to be done by football authorities and clubs and much more.

Ipswich Town Football Club is committed to Portman Road being a safe and inclusive environment for all supporters regardless of your sexuality.

Should you experience any form of discrimination whether it’s online, at Portman Road or any other Ipswich Town setting please contact customerservice@itfc.co.uk.

For more information on the work Football vs Homophobia undertake, please click here.


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