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Call it Out at Football Museum

Call it Out at Football Museum

Join other fans of the 'beautiful game' at the National Football Museum Manchester for a programme of speakers and workshops marking the rise of the LGBTQ fan movement.

Out gay racing driver Danny Watts and Justin Fashanu’s niece Amal feature in a line-up including LGBTQ supporters, police, academics and club staff, designed to generate fan-centred solutions for combating Hate Speech and promoting LGBTQ inclusion in the nation’s football stadia.

Delegates can expect a broad, action-focussed agenda with refreshments and buffet lunch and a complement of networking events beginning on Friday 23rd and extending into Sunday 25th

Delegates from the Sporting and LGBT communities will enjoy a programme of Keynote Speakers, Panels, Workshops, Networking events and a Fashion Show at the National Football Museum.

The Pride in Football Conference Team are inviting interest from businesses in Leisure, Fashion, Sports, Lifestyle, Drinks, Catering and Hotel spheres - and beyond - who may be interested in showcasing products or services at the event.

Registration is free with the option of a donation to Pride in Football which works to develop officially recognised supporter groups throughout the Leagues, share good practice and represent the interests of LGBTQ fans to governing bodies.

The itinery includes:

#CALLITOUT exploring fan-based responses to LGBT-Phobia in Football

All key elements are At the National Football Museum Manchester across the weekend. 


Early arrivals – suggest heading to: People’s History Museum for Individual or Curated tours of the permanent collection and: Never Going Underground – the Fight for LGBT+ rights

Love is Not a Crime - 10 years of the Lesbian Immigration Support Group

6pm Private View with wine: Continuum is about Framing Trans Lives in 21st Century Britain.

Manchester Town Hall

7.30pm – Mayoral Reception

The Lord Mayor of the City of Manchester will meet #CallitOut delegates over a glass of wine.

Then from 8.30pm onwards we propose to visit the Gay Village bars.We look forward to meeting the local scene face to face.

Saturday at The National Football Museum

Will include opening words from Mark McAdam (Sky Sports/Attitude)

This is followed by Darren Styles (Attitude) In Conversation with Danny Watts in turn followed by a Panel Homophobic Hate Crime and Hate Speech in Football

Chair: Rachel Mann – Priest, Poet, Writer, Broadcaster Panellists: Stevie Jade Hardy from Leicester Centre for Hate Studies, Professor Jon Garland from the International Network for Hate Studies, Crime Football

Unit PC Darren Balcombe and Hate Crime Sergeant Peter Allan and Alex Kohnert of Kick it Out, Kate Langan, Mental Health Specialist.

We then break out for a series of Workshops at The National Football Museum

We will also offer Individual tours of the permanent collection and the current PELÉ: ART, LIFE, FOOTBALL exhibition.

Evening Food, Drink, Networking

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