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PFA support TUC Tackling Homophobia in Football toolkit

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Monday 1st February, is the first day of LGBT history month, and as an integral part of the TUC alliance the PFA are supporting the launch of a revised edition of a Tackling Homophobia in Football toolkit.

The toolkit is to help unions challenge the prejudice faced by many LGBT people in football and wider sport.

It was written and designed by members of the TUC alliance against homophobia and transphobia in football in association with the PFA, the Communication Workers Union (CWU) and Just a Ball Game! – a campaign which challenges homophobia and promotes LGBT participation in sport.

The toolkit includes practical ideas and advice for union members on how they can best tackle homophobia at club level and what kind of resources they may need.

Chief-Executive of the PFA, Gordon Taylor OBE said: The PFA have worked closely with the TUC Alliance to encourage trade unions to work together with football to combat issues of discrimination in the game.

“The Tackling Homophobia Toolkit demonstrates that partnership working across football and wider society is the best way to make positive change. As the players union we welcome the opportunity to encourage acceptance for everyone  - gay or straight we are all winners!”

To download the toolkit, click here