Proud Lilywhites first international tour in Fiorentina

Our members went to the UEL away match to Fiorentina on February 26th and during the visit took the time to visit the Bologna Lesbian and Gay Centre, where they met members of Bugs Bologna, the LGBT football team. 

We were put in contact with Bugs by FARE, an umbrella organisation that brings together individuals, informal groups and organisations driven to combat inequality in football.  The two groups exchanged experiences, momentos and shared good practice and advice.  We were graciously hosted by Davide Palitta and Paolo Zagatti, the President of the club – seen below with Darryl.

In addition we were also introduced to members of the BogaSport A.S.D. ,  a multi-discipline LGBT sport society . Both groups are part of the Arcigay “Viva il Calcio” (long live football) initiative organised by Arcigay, the national LGBT organisation.

The meeting took place on the exact anniversary of the launch of the Proud Lilywhites and came at the end of the Football v Homophobia Month of Action.

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