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Kick homophobia out of sport - just a ball game?

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Serenity Security Solutions team up with Just a Ball Game?

Serenity Security Solutions have become the first company from within the security industry to support LGBT campaign organisation Just a Ball Game? by becoming a partner organisation.

Many football fans and other sports fans who identify as being LBGT attend games/matches/ events and are subjected to having to either personally endure or witness what is seen as homophobia or anti-gay abuse and hear homophobic chants while they watch professional athletes whom they try to aspire too. Sadly too many security firms employ security and stewarding with little or no training and education around equality and diversity, and these employees turn a blind eye to much of the homophobia which is around.

It’s hoped that more firms like Serenity Security Solutions can help bring an end to the abuse and chants if they engage with Just a Ball Game?’s campaigns. Both Just a Ball Game? (through patron, Manchester City Ladies goalkeeper- Andie Worrall) and Serenity Security Solutions were nominated and have now been short listed for this year’s UK Homo Hero Awards. Serenity under Business of the Year section, and Andie Worrall as Role Model of the Year. Please take 2 minutes of your time and visit the LGF website and register your vote: https://www.lgf.org.uk/surveys/index.php?sid=95345&lang=en

This summer Serenity Security solutions have introduced 'SPIKEY' a drink spiking awareness campaign. All Serenity’s Door Supervisors have been given the products ‘SPIKEY’ and ‘Drink Detective’ to hand out to customers for free in Manchester City Centre venues, which will be displaying posters, to raise awareness of drink spiking this summer.

Spikey helps prevent drinks from being spiked in pubs, bars and at parties. It is a brightly coloured plastic “use once only” stopper that glows in UV light so everyone can see that the drink has been protected.

“We at Just a Ball Game? are proud to be associated with serenity who have one of the most diverse workforces in the security sector,” says founder Lindsay England.,p>

A director for the Manchester based company, Kamla Uppiah had this to say: “Serenity Security are proud to support 'Just A Ball Game?', a non-profit, voluntary organisation who challenge homophobia in sport. We here at Serenity have a zero tolerance policy on discrimination of any kind and the three core values of 'Just A Ball Game?' which are Safety, Inclusion and Respect are also values held by Serenity.

,p>Homophobia and hate crimes in sport are completely unacceptable and we will do what we can to help 'Just A Ball Game?' spread their message. Sport is something that everyone should be able to enjoy no matter their race, disability, sex, religion or sexual orientation.”

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