Who we are
We are Notts County Football Club’s supporters group for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) fans and allies.
Established in February 2015, we were the first LGBT+ fan group in the Midlands, with more than 1,000 followers on social media and members attending both home and away matches.
The LGBT Pies exists to provide a social group for LGBT+ Notts fans and their friends to meet up, providing a safe and welcoming space and to work with the club on campaigns such as Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces and Kick it Out (KIO) featured games, all with the goal of kicking discrimination out of football.
We hold meet-ups near Meadow Lane before home fixtures, travel together to away games and organise social events.
We have also represented the club over the past few years at Pride parades and numerous football conferences, most notably during the 2017 #Callitout conference at the National Football Museum in Manchester.
Our flag is displayed alongside others at the bottom of the Kop on matchdays and travels to away games to be displayed in stadiums across the country. The flag was first unveiled on the pitch during the 2018 dedicated KIO match against Exeter City.
The support shown by Notts County is further evidence of their ongoing commitment. We are proud of the club’s role in the Rainbow Laces campaign, which included turning the corner flags and captain’s armband rainbow for the dedicated game.
LGBT Pies’ co-founder Ste Grocock said: ”I am immensely proud of, and grateful to, the club for all the help and support since we formed.”
We aim to break down the stigma of LGBT in football and to make Meadow Lane a welcoming and safe place for LGBT fans to visit.
By working with organisations such as Kick It Out, Just A Ball Game? and the Pride In Football network, we are already playing a part in cutting out discrimination in football.