Molineux will host the first meeting of the official Wolves LGBT Supporters Group on 25th March 2019, with an open invite to anyone who wants to become a founder member or help with its formation.
Wolves officials have been working closely with two season ticket holders and the @PrideofMolineux twitter account to develop a platform for the club’s first official LGBT Supporters Group to be founded and grow in numbers and profile.
Hosted in the North Bank Bar from 7pm, the event will be a relaxed environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender supporters or anyone who wants to support the group to meet, discuss individual motivations for forming the group and decide its aims for the future.
There are numerous official LGBT supporters groups for Premier League and EFL clubs, with varying mission statements, goals and aims, but Wolves haven’t been officially represented until now.
Most groups are formed to provide one, or all of: a social group for LGBT fans and their friends, a positive force showing football and football stadiums as safe, welcoming and inclusive environments for anyone regardless of gender, age, race or sexual orientation, or a campaigning tool to kick homophobia and discrimination out of football.
Wolves supporter liaison officer Dave Wood said, “We are delighted to be able to support and host the first meeting of the Wolves official LGBT Supporters Group, which we hope will be the birth of a very active, passionate and positive group of supporters who can represent the club with pride.
“The @PrideOfMolineux Twitter account has been doing an excellent job, but together we felt it was the right time to found an official LGBT Supporters Group, and as a club we will help however we can to support its foundation and growth.
“At Wolves we are committed to equality, diversity, inclusivity and challenging discrimination in all of its forms, and we hope the first official Wolves LGBT Supporters Group will be able to support us with these commitments.”
England’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Macedonia will also be screened live for those in attendance and the bar will be open until 10.30pm.
There is no need to sign up before attending, but for more information or to register your interest please email firstname.lastname@example.org.