Welcome to Proud Baggies, the Official West Bromwich Albion Supporters' Group for all LGBT+ fans, their families, friends and allies.
Membership is free and open to all.
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Officially launched in September 2017 at West Bromwich Albion's inaugral Diversity Day, our Proud Baggies' Members regularly meet for home and away matches, socials, club events, campaigning and fundraising.
We want to bring the Football and LGBT+ community together to celebrate diversity and increase LGBT+ visibility at West Bromwich Albion FC, making our club a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all.
Proud Baggies joined a host of teams from the Albion family at the start of a week of activities celebrating WBA's rich and diverse cultures in the run up to the BCFC game on Friday 29th March. Two Proud Baggies' teams played a hard fought match alongside representatives from Blues4All, Apna Albion, the WBA girls U12s and a pan disability team.
Last week our Founder and Chair, Piero Zizzi was a key note speaker at the Football Safety Officers Association Spring Conference. During his speech, Piero discussed how football can be a key agent of societal change and highlighted the work Proud Baggies are doing with WBA to make the Hawthorns a safe and welcoming environment for the LGBT+ community.
We're delighted to be recognised as Football vs. Homophobia 2019 Champions for our LGBT+ awareness work with WBA FC. You can see our work and the other activities we'll be supporting this month via our social media channels.
We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded funding from the European FARE Network to support the promotion of LGBT+ inclusion during this February's Football vs Homophobia month of action. Proud Baggies were one of only 2 recipients of funding in the UK.
This years' Stonewall Rainbow Laces fixture on Monday 3 December vs. Brentford. There were many activities taking place including a special Rainbow Laces Fan Zone by Blind Monkey Brewery, big screen graphics and videos, a Sky TV interview with 2 Proud Baggies members and first team players warming up in Proud Baggies T Shirts. See more of the campaign at the link below and on gallery pages.
As a voluntary organisation we rely entirely on grants and donations. We are therefore very grateful for any contributions to help us continue our work.