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.
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.
On Monday 3 December, we joined our good friends Apna Albion and groups from around the country for the annual Football Supporters Federation awards having been nominated for the Fans for Diversity award. Congratulations to Proud Lilywhites who were winners on the night.
On Sunday 25 November Proud Baggies met WBA Women as part of the Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign at their game vs. Bedworth. An injury time winner saw us take all 3 points in a closely contested match.
On 22 November, we were delighted to be awarded bronze for Best Supporter Group & Club relationship at the Football Business Awards. The only LGBT+ group to be nominated we are delighted to be recognised for our 1st years' work at such a prestigious event.
Proud Baggies' founder Piero Zizzi joins BBC Sports reporter Jack Murley for his latest LGBT Sports Podcast sharing his personal experiences as well as talking about the work of Proud Baggies.
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.