Premier League clubs unite with Kick It Out for LGBT History Month

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Watch Kick It Out's short film which promotes inclusion in LGBT History Month

Premier League clubs have united with Kick It Out to promote inclusion in LGBT History Month.

Kick It Out, football's equality and inclusion organisation, has released a film featuring players from every Premier League club which seeks to promote LGBT+ inclusion in football and emphasise that homophobic, biphobic or transphobic (HBT) discrimination has no place in the game.

The short film features Premier League stars such as Eden Hazard, Vincent Kompany, Juan Mata and Danny Welbeck, as well as Women's Super League representation from England international Jill Scott.

Vincent Kompany celebrates on the pitch after winning 3-0 against Arsenal in the Carabao Cup Final
Image: Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is among the Premier League stars who have backed the campaign

LGBT+ inclusion remains a central part of Kick It Out's work and the film encourages supporters to report any abuse they witness or suffer, whether it's to a steward or to Kick It Out via its free reporting app.

"Kick It Out have been campaigning for LGBT+ inclusion in football for a long time and it's wonderful that we've been able to bring all 20 clubs together for the first time in our history to take a stand against HBT discrimination," said Roisin Wood, Kick It Out's chief executive.

"This is about the collective force of the game uniting to eliminate behaviour that has no place in the game.

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Kick It Out's professional players engagement manager Paul Mortimer says professional players being comfortable enough to come out would help any young players struggling with their sexuality

"We also wanted to send out a positive message to fans across the world and make it clear that LGBT+ supporters are part of the foundations of football just like any other fan."

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Premier League executive director Bill Bush added: "This film produced by Kick It Out features all our member clubs and highlights the need to challenge homophobic, biphobic and transphobic behaviour across the sport.

"The Premier League is embraced across the world and we are proud to show our continued support for LGBT+ inclusion in football."

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