The mission of the Gay Football Supporters’ Network is to promote the support and participation of gay men and women in football, and act as a medium for LGBT football supporters to get together.
The GFSN works to establish a social network for gay football supporters, to encourage the formation of gay teams for players of all abilities, and to campaign against homophobia in football, with a view to creating a safe and tolerant environment and to gain the respect and recognition for gay involvement in football.
Since their formation in 1989, their main concerns still hold true today – that is while football is the greatest sport in the world, it can be intimidating for LGBT persons due to the homophobic attitudes within all aspects of the game.
The Gay Football Supporters Network (GFSN) was founded in early 1989 by a small but dedicated group of Football Supporters who happened to be gay.
This dedicated band went out to spread the word to the world that being queer did not mean an exclusive dislike of their favourite sport.
From those small beginnings meeting as a group in the Salmon & Compasses in Chapel Market, North London, the national organisation began to grow.
Now with very successful social groups from London, through the South West of England and making inroads to Scotland.
Footy fans of all genders meet regularly to discuss their fave sport in their hundreds.
Our Newsletter gives up to date details of where the groups meet
Everything is held together by the Newsletter.
The newsletter consists of a round-up of events in each region, articles about football, homophobia within the sport, or generally anything that would appeal to our membership.
There’s a predicition competition, and our members can contribute their own articles and views, subject to it being legal and only mildly offensive!
The newsletter can be posted or emailed to members.
For more information on the GFSN, please visit their website at http://www.gfsn.co.uk/ or talk to Jason Cousins who is the regional representative.