LGBT Football

LGBT+ Inclusion in Football: A Panel Debate

12:30pm - 2:00pm / Wednesday 23rd February 2022
Type: Other / Category: Department
  • Suitable for: All
  • Admission: Free
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Is football inclusive of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer fans? players? or staff?

In this event for LGBT+ History Month, representatives from the Liverpool Football Club (LFC) fans and supporters groups will discuss and debate the development of LGBT+ fans and Kop Outs (the LGBT+ Supporters Group of LFC) with a focus on our allies.

A wide range of topics will be covered, touching on the changing attitudes of football to LGBT+ people, how inclusive it is now, or could be, and how football, and LFC in particular stand up for its LGBT+ employees and fans.

Panel Chair:

Kieran Maguire, Senior Teacher, University of Liverpool Management School

Panel Members:

- Kop Outs! LGBT+ Supporters Group – Paul Amann, founder and chair
- Liverpool Football Club - Rishi Jain, Senior Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager
- Liverpool Women’s FC Supporters Club – Jo Goodall, founder
- Spirit of Shankly – Joe Blott, chair
- Liverpool Disabled Supporters Association – Ted Morris, secretary
- Spion KOP 1906 – [TBC]

This is a joint event between the University of Liverpool and Kop Outs! For LGBT+ History Month 2022.