Kick It Out nominated for Charity Film Award
Kick It Out has been nominated in the Charity Film Awards for the organisation’s film on homophobic, biphobic and transphobic (HBT) abuse within football, developed with the UK Home Office, True Vision and Village Films.
The film features members of the LGBT+ community speaking about their experiences in the game, what needs to be done to tackle the problem of HBT discrimination, and their aspirations for the game in the future.
Five football supporters, including Sophie Cook, the first transgender woman to work in the Premier League and an ambassador for Kick It Out, took part in the film.
The Charity Film Awards celebrate and showcase film from charitable organisations as a means of communicating, changing behaviour and inspiring action for important causes and issues in society.
These awards also aim to highlight the importance of film for charitable organisations in drawing attention to serious issues within society, as well as driving forward innovation in communication between organisations and the public.
Kick It Out’s nomination is further recognition of its efforts to challenge discriminatory perceptions and behaviour, such as HBT abuse, in football.
Roisin Wood, Kick It Out’s CEO, expressed her delight that the organisation was nominated for a Charity Film Award for the second year running.
“We are particularly proud to receive recognition for such an important film,” she said. “We believe that our film provides an important insight into the experience of LGBT supporters in football, and further demonstrates our commitment to eliminating homophobic, biphobic and transphobic discrimination from the game.”
To vote for Kick It Out’s film at the Charity Film Awards, follow the link here.