Students launching exhibitions on homophobia and mental health issues in football
Students from the London College of Communication have created exhibitions focusing on the issues of homophobia and mental health within football which launch tonight (18 February).
‘Let The Boot Do The Talking’, set up in conjunction with the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA), has been organised by first and second year BA (Hons) Advertising students.
The aim of the exhibitions is to tackle homophobia and spread awareness of mental wellbeing in football to PFA members and club staff. England Women’s captain Casey Stoney has been invited to attend a private viewing this Thursday (20 February).
The first year students will raise the profile of support provided for gay players by the PFA. In their work they will encourage players to speak out against homophobia and discuss and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender issues in the sport.
The class of second year students aim to consider mental health matters surrounding the modern game. The PFA’s national network of assistance for players struggling with non-physical aspects of football will be clearly displayed amongst the students work.
The exhibition opens tonight and will take place between 6pm to 9pm at Lower Street Gallery, Elephant & Castle. It will continue until 28 February with opening times from 10am to 5pm (opens until 4pm on Saturday and closed Sunday).
For further information on the ‘Let The Boot Do The Talking’ exhibition, please click here.