The event, which will at Stamford Bridge and hosted by Clare Balding, takes place on Monday 4 October. Following collaboration across the London clubs and football authorities, the seminar will consist of three sessions, with the aim of improving dialogue and discussing the following principal questions:
– What can be done to support LGBTQ+ fan groups better?
– How can LGBTQ+ fan groups keep diversifying?
– What is being done to address HBT (homophobic, biphobic and transphobic) hate?
Other clubs taking part in the seminar include Arsenal, Brentford, Crystal Palace, Fulham, Millwall, QPR, Tottenham, Watford and West Ham – as well as representatives from the FA and the Premier League.
Members of LGBTQ+ fan groups, including Chelsea Pride, will also be present, along with organisations such as Kick It Out and Stonewall FC.
Chelsea FC is committed to ensuring our club is a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ people, and their friends and families, and is delighted to be able to work alongside other London clubs and football bodies, through this seminar, to address homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and stop hate across the game.