Brentford Football Club will be marking LGBT History Month at our game against Hull City today. LGBT History Month is being celebrated throughout February and we will be doing our bit at the game this afternoon. Our LED perimeter advertising will show messages of support for the LGBT community before today’s game, at half time and at full time and it will also be on the crowd-facing advertising throughout the match as we highlight the world-wide celebration in our part of London.
The aim of LGBT History Month is to promote equality and diversity. This is done by increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people, their history, lives and their experiences. It is designed to raise awareness and advance education on matters affecting the LGBT community and make everywhere safe for all LGBT communities.
At Brentford, the LGBeeTs is the group for LGBTQ Bees fans. Their aim is for all fans to be able to support and follow Brentford FC home and away safely, without fear, and without hearing homophobic, biphobic or transphobic abuse. The details of the LGBeeTs will appear as part of the digital display this afternoon. They are open to LGBTQ Bees fans and allies within the Brentford family and can be reached on email - firstname.lastname@example.org – Twitter - @LGBT_Bees – or Instagram - @lgbeet_brentford.
Cliff Crown, Brentford FC Chairman, said: “We are committed to making Brentford a place for everyone and celebrating diversity inside Griffin Park. We are proud to represent every part of our community and we see ourselves as one of the most inclusive and welcoming clubs in the country. I hope our fans will join in with our celebration of LGBT History Month today and share the work that we are doing today and throughout the year to make Griffin Park as welcoming as possible.”
To join in and share your pictures of the day use #footballisforeveryone and link up with @LGBT_Bees on Twitter or @lgbeet_brentford on Instagram. All our work on making Griffin Park welcoming for all can be found at #BeeTogether in the coming months.