In UK football, there are still no openly gay players in any professional league.
Two years on from the launch of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces scheme, encouraging players to wear rainbow coloured laces on the pitch, little has changed in terms of diversity.
With 72% of football fans having heard homophobic abuse in the terraces and 1 in 5 claiming they would be embarrassed if their favourite player came out as gay, it is clear that football still has a long way to go.
This documentary discovers what it is like to be an LGBT football fan and player in 2016, whilst looking at the progress that has been made over the last few years and asking how far the nations favourite sport still has to go.
Take a look at the blog to see how the documentary progressed.
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To learn more, follow the links below:
- The facts and figures
- Meet the worlds leading gay team, Stonewall FC
- Follow the documentaries progress