Newport County AFC pride ourselves on being an inclusive and welcoming club for all our members.
Pride Month is a celebration of LGBTQIA+ history that praises the continued work and raises awareness of the ongoing issues that affect the LGBTQIA+ community. It is about acceptance and equal opportunity; a celebration of the important and ground-breaking steps we have already made, but also the future path ahead for acceptance within the wider community.
Pride is celebrated in June, historically significant as the month the Stonewall riots took place. Riots which are remembered as a turning point moment in the treatment of LGBTQIA+ people around the world. This is celebrated through live events such as parties, parades, talk, and online safe spaces.
For Newport County AFC, this Pride Month is also a time for us to reflect on how we can reinforce our message; the commitment to LGBTQIA+ inclusion that is imbedded within our staff, our culture, and our club.
As a club we have recently re-invigorated our LGBTQIA+ inclusion supporter group – County with Pride – and are happy to support the recently formed LGBTQIA+ football club in Newport – the Newport Centurions.
One Club – One County.
7 in 10 football fans who’ve attended a match have heard or witnessed homophobia on the terraces
3 in 5 fans believe anti-gay abuse from fans dissuades gay professional players from coming out
66% of LGBTQIA+ people felt that there were problems with homophobia and transphobia in sport and that this acted as a barrier to LGBTQIA+ people taking part.
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