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Throughout the month of February, Football v Homophobia raises awareness to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football.

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Birmingham’s only LGBT football club has praised Blues’ commitment to Football v Homophobia.

Saturday’s home game against Barnsley was the Club’s dedicated Football v Homophobia fixture and Birmingham Blaze were in attendance to support the matchday activities.

Throughout the month of February, Football v Homophobia raises awareness to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity and expression at all levels in football.

“It’s absolutely wonderful for the support. For around five years Birmingham City have been engaging with us as a club to improve our standing in the city and to let their fans know how much it means to them to improve diversity and understanding,” said John-Paul, Blaze’s spokesman.

“Blues have been really active, more so than other clubs around the country. They have really taken a leading stand.

“We are the local LGBT football team and we are the only one in the West Midlands. We like to offer a safe haven for anyone who wants to play football no matter who they are, what they believe or who they love. We like to get ourselves out there and work with local clubs and try and make the situation better for everyone involved.

“Football is the world’s game and it’s the most popular sport in the world. Everyone loves it, everyone plays and everyone can connect with it. We need to try our hardest to ensure that nobody is excluded from that.”

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