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Charlton vs Southend United is the 2019 Football Versus Homophobia Dedicated Match.

We are very pleased to announce that the club has dedicated our match on the 9th February as part of the Football V Homophobia month of action.

This will be the 3rd year the club alongside the Proud Valiants and our sister club - Charlton Invicta will have taken place in the Campaign

Last year the the organisers of Football V Homophobia saw the largest support ever, this was received from clubs up and down the country ranging from the Premier League to Grassroots Clubs - yet we know at Charlton - we put on one of the best events and this year we intend it to be even bigger and better.

Apart from the match celebrating diversity in many different ways - there will also be a post match drinks reception where our Patron and Charlton Legend Paul Mortimer will be there to chat with members and allies. Paul will also be joined by other representatives who all aim to make football a game for all in a safe environment. For fans who want to know more about attending the reception - please email us at

The aims of Football versus Homophobia are:

Football v Homophobia exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football. As an international initiative FvH engages in campaigning, education, advice and guidance, research, policy consultation and capacity building to:

  1. Make existing football structures safe, welcoming and inclusive for LGBTI people

  2. Create opportunities and promote engagement of LGBTI people in football at all levels and in all forms

  3. Improve the representation and visibility of LGBTI people throughout football

  4. To realise the potential of football in society as a tool to create positive change

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