We are pleased to announce that Saturday's match against Bromley at The Glyndwr University Wrexham, Racecourse Stadium is dedicated to supporting Football v Homophobia.
FvH is an international initiative opposing homophobia in football at all levels – from grassroots to professional clubs.
FvH and Wrexham AFC want football to take a clear stand against homophobia 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 was originally conceived and launched by the Justin Campaign in 2010.The Justin Campaign, thejustincampaign.com, a small voluntary run football campaign group, was founded in 2008 to demonstrate that ten years after Justin Fashanu’s tragic suicide in 1998, homophobia was still hugely prevalent in both grassroots and professional football. Along with raising awareness the campaign had a strong focus on Art, Events, Education and football.
In 2012, LGBT Sports Development and Equity organisation Pride Sports pridesports.org.uk joined with the Justin campaign to help deliver Football v Homophobia, and in 2014 the organisation took over the delivery of the campaign altogether. Whilst the campaign receives wide-ranging support throughout football, core funding for Football v Homophobia is sought on a year-by-year basis.
Find out more about FvH at: footballvhomophobia.com or you can follow them on twitter @FvHtweets
Listen out on match-day for more information on FvH and we look forward to welcoming you to the stadium.