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Notts to host two LGBT+ events

7 June 2018

Notts County are hosting two LGBT+ events on Sunday as the club continue their commitment towards equality and inclusion.

Pride in Football will be holding their AGM at Meadow Lane, while Notts are also welcoming a youth panel from Football v Homophobia for a debate session.

Elaine Bond, Notts County’s designated safeguarding and equalities officer, said: “There has been an exponential rise in LGBT+ fan groups at UK league clubs in the last three years.

“We are working closely with the LGBT+ Pies group and the city council inclusion team to ensure the all members of the LBGT+ community are welcome at our club.

“We are therefore delighted to be hosting these events.”

Sunday’s PIF AGM is the follow-up event to CALLITOUT 2018, a programme designed to review progress and address LGBT+ issues for the future.

The Football v Homophobia youth panel, meanwhile, helps to promote the work of an international campaign to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in the game, ensuring it stays relevant to the needs of young people in football.

First launched by the Justice campaign in 2010, Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression across all levels of the game.

12 young people have been appointed to the panel, who will use their experience and insight to create a more positive and welcoming environment for LGBT+ young people in football.

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