I first became aware of the Proud Lilywhites having seen the flag at White Hart Lane on Sky Sports. After a quick Google search and few minutes trying to find my Client Reference Number my application form was on its way to Lilywhites HQ and a few days later I was a signed up member.
My first Proud Lilywhites activity was going along to the committee meeting at the end of March, having attended the Pride In Football arranged England vs Lithuania match meet the week before. Since joining just a couple of months I have been to a Spurs Ladies match, a Spurs Under 23s match, filmed for a BBC show about homophobia in football and attended six match screenings.
Have found the group members to be very welcoming and have recommend joining to other LGBT Spurs fans I know. The Proud Lilywhites has the perfect blend of football, campaigning and socialising which is quite an achievement. The group is clearly held in very high regard by Tottenham Hotspur FC which is a credit to both the Proud Lilywhites and THFC too.
I look forward to attending more events in 2017. (Though am unsure if my liver is as enthusiastic!)
by Allan Watson, now Communities Liaison Officer of Proud Lilywhites