Jo Bailey, the Women’s Officer for Pride in Football and co-chair for Pride of Irons - West Ham’s LGBTQ+ and allies fans group, reflects on the legacy of the Qatar World Cup.
Rishi Madlani is co-chair of Pride in Football, the umbrella organisation of over 50 LGBTQ+ fan groups across the UK and a committee member of Foxes Pride, the Leicester City LGBTQ+ fan group. We caught up with him to reflect on the challenges that the World Cup in Qatar has posed.
As we look back on a World Cup where discrimination and human rights were brought to the forefront, we spoke to Paul Amann from Kop Outs! to discuss his reflections on the tournament.
Tracy Brown is the co-chair of The Rainbow Wall, the supporters group for LGBTQ+ fans and allies of the Wales national team. She describes her pride at how Welsh supporters in Qatar represented both their country and its values, and why change is needed at the top of FIFA.
From Infantino’s insulting monologue to the mixed messages sent out on inclusion, Qatar 2022 has been a bewildering spectacle. Our Vice Chair Chris Paouros is urging the football family to focus on FIFA’s failings - and sign a petition that calls for an overhaul.
Today, Kick It Out, with the support of football clubs and other organisations, have sent an open letter to Rishi Sunak, Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, asking for action to be taken against online abuse, and to ensure the Online Safety Bill moves faster, to best protect those who work in, play or watch football.
With the 2022 World Cup less than a month away, Vice Chair of Kick It Out Chris Paouros addresses the implications of hosting the tournament in Qatar, and the impact the World Cup is set to have on the LGBTQ+ community.
The FA has today published its annual report on the Football Leadership Diversity Code for the 2021-22 season.