Rainbow Laces 2020 – Schmeichel’s signed captain’s armband

We were delighted and honoured that LCFC’s Kasper Schmeichel signed and donated a rainbow’s captain armband to Foxes Pride. Thank you – what an amazing gesture.

We were delighted and honoured that LCFC’s Kasper Schmeichel signed and donated a rainbow’s captain armband to Foxes Pride. Thank you – what an amazing gesture.

The story of the donated captain’s armband was published by LCFC on their official website – if you want to read the article, then it can be found here. Again, thank you so much everyone at LCFC.

FvH 2021 – when LCFC featured Lee from Foxes Pride

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.

FvH 2021 – when LCFC featured Carol and Fiona from Foxes Pride

Leicester City Football Club posted another article in their series to mark LGBT+ History Month and Football v Homophobia in February 2021. This one is a great read featuring Foxes Pride members Carol Ward and Fiona Barber.

Fiona and Carol share their personal story as Leicester City fans, and give their advice about coming out: “It’s about being who you are because it’s harder to be somebody you’re not.”

If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the link to the article can be found here.

Watch this space for lots more content in February 2021 as part of FvH2021 and LGBT+ History Month, including the Find Filbert competition. 🦊

FvH 2021 – when LCFC featured Paul and Foxes Pride

Continuing the amazing efforts of Leicester City Football Club to mark LGBT+ History Month in February 2021, they published an article featuring Foxes Pride member Paul Malley where he shared his personal story of being gay and liking football: with the view that hopefully is obvious to say, that there’s nothing wrong with being gay and liking football!

It’s a great read, that includes the importance of campaigns such as Football v Homophobia and the work done by Foxes Pride. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the link to the article can be found here.

Watch this space for lots more content in February 2021 as part of FvH2021 and LGBT+ History Month!

FvH 2021 – LCFC’s Sophie Howard on being an ally

To mark LGBT+ History Month in February 2021, Leicester City Football Club published an article featuring LCFC Women defender Sophie Howard. She discussed the importance of being an ally to the LGBT+ community.

It’s another great read, so please go give LCFC’s article a read, the link to the article can be found here.

Sophie mentions her meeting with Foxes Pride and James Justin in December 2020, summarised in this blog post.

Watch this space for lots more content in February 2021 as part of FvH2021 and LGBT+ History Month!

FvH 2021 – when LCFC featured Rishi and Foxes Pride

To mark LGBT+ History Month in February 2021, Leicester City Football Club published an article featuring Foxes Pride member Rishi Madlani where he discusses his personal story and how he wants to help other ethnic minority LGBTQ+ people to feel comfortable about coming out.

It’s a great read, that includes the importance of campaigns such as Football v Homophobia and the work done by Foxes Pride. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, the link to the article can be found here.

Watch this space for lots more content in February 2021 as part of FvH2021 and LGBT+ History Month!

Revisiting when…it was IDAHOBIT 2020

As part of our ‘Revisiting when’ series, we look at some of the memorable events that Foxes Pride has taken part in.

On the 17th May 2020, we celebrated International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

Foxes Pride created a small video to be part of this international event that aims to raise awareness of LGBT rights.

That date of 17th May was chosen to commemorate the day the decision was reached to remove homosexuality as a disease according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1990. Read more about it here.

Revisiting when…it was Rainbow Laces 2018

As part of our ‘Revisiting when’ series, we look at some of the memorable events that Foxes Pride has taken part in.

Once again, LCFC kindly invited us inside the stadium before the Watford Premier League game on 1st December 2018. It’s becoming a pattern – every time it’s a Rainbow Laces fixture, we win and the result was 2-0 to Leicester!

This year Leicester legend Alan Birchenall joined us for a chat and some photos – it was once again great fun. Thank you LCFC! 🦊

Revisiting when…it was Rainbow Laces 2017

As part of our ‘Revisiting when’ series, we look at some of the memorable events that Foxes Pride has taken part in.

Before the Premier League game vs Burnley on 2nd December 2017, which we won 1-0, Foxes Pride were invited to go pitchside for a photo opportunity with Filbert!

Thank you LCFC for inviting us to walk down the tunnel and onto the pitch for the Rainbow Laces fixture! There was even a brief cameo by Alan “The Birch” Birchenall 🦊

Revisiting when…Foxes Pride met James Justin and Sophie Howard

As part of our ‘Revisiting when’ series, we look at some of the memorable events that Foxes Pride has taken part in.

In December 2020, for the Rainbow Laces campaign, LCFC had organised for us a special treat!…a chance for some of our Foxes Pride members to speak with men’s first team regular James Justin and LCFC women’s regular Sophie Howard to have a chat about Foxes Pride and the ongoing importance for players to understand and stand up against all forms of discrimination, especially LGBT-phobia.

Check out this link to the official LCFC article!