Everyone has the right to express their identity freely, and we are committed to creating an environment in football where any player who belongs to the LGBTQ+ community will feel safe, secure and supported.
Our Equalities team work hard to combat homophobia within football. We currently sit on The FA Tackling Homophobia Working Group alongside Stonewall and also represent the PFA on the TUC Homophobia Group.
In the last decade, several female players have talked openly about their sexual identity, but no current professional male players in the UK have done the same. Regardless of how they privately or personally identify, many footballers face homophobic abuse, especially online. Unfortunately, this means male footballers who are part of the LGBTQ+ community may be less likely to publically identify.
If you’re unhappy with how your club has handled a situation, we can mediate on your behalf. Get in touch with our team: email@example.com.