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Kick homophobia out of sport - just a ball game?

JBG? - Time for Action Exhibition

JBG? - Time for Action Exhibition

Just a Ball Game? anti-discrimination in sport partnership campaign initiative "TIME FOR ACTION" Exhibition.

The exhibition looks at homophobic, biphobic,transphobic abuse (HBT) and other issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT+) and other people who participate in varying ways in football/sport.

Sport as a whole at present only touches on equality, inclusion and diversity for those who identify as LGBT+, and although a number of LGBT+ people are involved in sport at grass roots level are 'out' to family, friends, team mates and club officials, those who participate at elite level and are 'out' publicly are few and far between.

Founder of Just A Ball Game? Lindsay England says: "We hope to make use of the wonderful and dynamic exhibition panels as part of our on-going campaign work to raise awareness around HBT abuse and help mainstream sport to be more inclusive of a number of diversity issues and help create a safe space for both LGBT+ people and those who are perceived to be LGBT+ to achieve their potential.

The education element of this exhibition encourages an understanding of issued faced by LGBT+ people and at the same time highlights role models for a younger generation to aspire too. We at Just A Ball Game? would like to thank Alan Mercel-Sanca and the final year students of Bournemouth and Poole College for their inspiring efforts in the creation of these 4 educational panels included in our 'TIME FOR ACTION' exhibition."

A-HS's Alan Mercel-Sanca, educational partnership with Just a Ball Game? organisation:

JBG? through Lindsay have for over 16 years been at the forefront of anti-homophobia in football and sport in the UK, pioneering work in this field in direct partnership with the TUC, and national and European football and sports governing bodies and professional associations, and a number of LGBT+ friendly grass roots teams and lgbt+ organisations.