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February 2, 2015

York City FC will host a Football v Homophobia match

York City FC is giving out dozens of free tickets to LGBTI fans to fight against homophobia in the soccer.

The northern English city club is giving out 100 tickets for their second Football v Homophobia match on 14 February as part of the Month of Action.

Lou Englefield, director of Pride Sports, said York City FC’s initiative to tackle homophobia and welcome LGBTI people into their club had been fantastic.

He said: ‘They have raised the profile of football within the LGBT community and shown their city that everyone has a place in the game.’

August 2, 2012

UK football organizations invite LGBT people to become soccer coaches as part of initiative to get more gay people involved in sport

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the UK are being encouraged to become football coaches.

The initiative in partnership with the Football Association, Pride Sports and Surrey County Football Association hopes to get more LGBT people involved in soccer and is part of the FA's plan to tackle homophobia in the English game.

Participants will take part in a residential course from 24 to 27 August, featuring all the necessary workshops required to attain the qualification.