Saints marking LGBT+ History Month

By SFC Media time Fri 18 Feb Equality and Diversity
Photo by Chris Moorhouse

Southampton Football Club is proudly celebrating LGBT+ History Month throughout February – a chance to recognise and celebrate the impact the LGBTQ+ community has had on the world.

Earlier this season, Saints teamed up with Official Kit Supplier hummel to launch the ‘No place for homophobia in Southampton’ campaign, to promote inclusivity and combat prejudice of its LGBTQ+ supporters. Find out what else the club is doing to celebrate LGBT+ History Month…

What Saints are doing to celebrate LGBT+ History Month

The club continues to work closely with Rainbow Saints to raise awareness of LGBTQ+ people, with new initiatives due to be announced in the coming weeks.

Two members of the Rainbow Saints have been invited to join us for Saturday’s fixture against Everton and will be speaking to the St Mary’s crowd at half-time about LGBT+ History Month.

Saints Foundation are delivering workshops to the team in the community to raise awareness of the history of LGBTQ+ people and how to challenge discrimination – sessions that have been made possible through funds raised by auctioning match-worn hummel rainbow shirts.

In addition to these sessions, the Foundation are providing educational workshops to Year 7 students within their Community Champions schools to help promote awareness and allyship.

Report abusive behaviour at St Mary’s

The club is justly proud of our loyal supporters, and we all have a responsibility to act as ambassadors for Southampton Football Club.

If you witness any form of anti-social, abusive or discriminatory behaviour, crime, violence or the use of pyrotechnics, please report it to your nearest steward or police officer. Alternatively, text SFCReport to 60060 with a full description and location of the incident, giving as much detail as you can.

As part of the club’s sustainability strategy, The Halo Effect, Southampton Football Club is committed to treating all of its fans fairly and equally. Find out more about how the club is committed to giving its fans a voice here.

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