The Reds set to give backing to Liverpool Pride March
Liverpool FC are supporting Liverpool pride this year with members of staff and Liverpool FC Foundation’s Youth Ambassadors taking part in the Pride March across the city.
Last year, Liverpool FC became the first Premier League club to support a UK Pride March along with over 52,000 people who attended throughout the day.
The Liverpool FC representatives will march alongside the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community in a celebration of the culture of the city on Saturday 3 August.
Liverpool FC social inclusion officer Rishi Jain said: “Last year, we were proud to be the first Premier League club to support a UK Pride March. For many years we have taken positive steps to promote our stance against homophobia and discrimination both on and off the pitch.
“We continue with our commitment to ensuring that principles of inclusion are embedded into all areas of Liverpool FC. I am delighted to confirm that once again we will be participating in the Liverpool Pride event this year.”
Liverpool FC have already worked with Pride this year at the Football v Homophobia event which took place in May this year, hosting a Gay Football Supporters’ Network league match between Mersey Marauders FC and Wolverhampton Harts FC at the club’s academy.
Zoran Blackie, chair of Liverpool Pride, commented: “I am delighted to have Liverpool FC as our supporters again this year, not just for flying my team’s colours on the March, but lending support from their youth ambassadors in helping make the event happen.
“This shows Liverpool FC’s commitment to the whole Merseyside community, and after all there’s no rainbow flag to fly over the city without red (or blue) in it. We are really looking forward to working with the club and to work in partnership to support and deliver community projects all year round that help our mutual aims to promote equality in our city.”
Paul Amann, LGBT Representative from Liverpool FC Supporters’ Committee said: “Following on from last year’s inaugural participation where the club was welcomed with great enthusiasm by Liverpool FC fans at Liverpool Pride, I know that this year’s march will be bigger and better and can’t wait to walk along with the club banner at Liverpool Pride 2013.”