Arsenal to be represented at London Pride Parade
A LGBT supporters’ group is set to represent Arsenal Football Club at the London Pride Parade taking place in central London this Saturday, June 29. Representatives of The Gay Gooners, who have grown to over 30 members since launching earlier this year, will join the Parade this weekend alongside more than 150 other groups to highlight the Club’s ongoing commitment to equality and diversity.
Through the ‘Arsenal for Everyone’ initiative, Arsenal Football Club supports the Football v Homophobia campaign which is committed to making football a safe and inclusive environment for all its fans. To commemorate LGBT History Month earlier this year, the Club arranged a number of different community activities and invited representatives from LGBT organisations including Football v Homophobia, The Justin Campaign, Stonewall and Kick It Out to attend a match.
The Club also hosted a special schools event in tandem with Camden and Islington LGBT Forum to discuss tackling homophobia through football and is proud to be the first Premier League football club to support London’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018, which aims to build on the positive legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (x)