Leicester City Football Club has well and truly hit the back of the net with their articles throughout February 2021 to mark LGBT+ History Month and Football v Homophobia. This latest article featured another one of our own, Lee Lester, a Foxes Pride member.
Lee shares his personal story about his experience of being trans, raises the awareness of the trans community, and discusses some of the challenges that he’s faced in a football setting.
“I’d really encourage people, no matter who they are, where they come from and what their background is to just educate themselves a little bit about trans lives. There’s some amazing resources out there on the internet that you can read and learn about. Education breaks down so many barriers, so that would be a really powerful thing. My other point to anyone who is trans and doesn’t feel like football is for them is to make it be. Speak to other trans people and realise that we need to change football, we can’t expect football to change for us. We have to turn up and be counted and be present in order to change the face of football. The game should be for everybody.”Quote by Lee Lester in the LCFC.com article, 24th February 2021
If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, we thoroughly recommend that you do: the link to the article can be found here.