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 over 200 leaders from across the sports sector on Friday at Wembley Stadium for a series of panel discussions and networking sessions around improving diversity and inclusion in sport.
On 23rd August, we were invited to Kick It Out Live to celebrate Kick It Out's 25th anniversary & their work towards equality and inclusion in Football. It was great to see WBA so heavily represented. Pioneers of diversity and inclusion in Football. A club that has broken down barriers on and off the pitch and continues to do so.
Thanks to a generous benefactor, Proud Baggies will be sponsoring first team regular Oli Burke for the forthcoming season. You'll see our logo and details against his name in every home programme as well as on the big screen at games, supporting our aim of increased LGBT+ visibility at the club.
Last night (16th August) saw the launch of Birmingham LGBT's Ageing with Pride campaign. Run in conjunction with Ageing Better Birmingham, the campaign aims to promote the lives and lived experiences of older LGBT people from across the city. More soon on how we aim to support this initiative.
We're delighted to announce the East Stand will be home to our new Proud Baggies flag next season. Having a permanent presence at The Hawthorns will help us to further promote LGBT+ visibility & inclusion at WBA, a club welcoming of all.
On 5th July, our founder Piero joined fellow panelists Ryan Atkin, Claire Harvey and Jay Lemonius at Dentsu Aegis for a discussion on the importance of LGBT+ inclusion in sport. You can see highlights via our YouTube channel.