Proud Baggies, West Bromwich Albion’s official Supporter Group for LGBTQ+ fans has launched a campaign to reach out to the over 50 LGBTQ+ community and in particular those who, for whatever reason, may have lost touch with their community. There is also the opportunity to participate in additional social events throughout the year.
In association with Ageing Better Birmingham and with support from Birmingham LGBT’s Ageing with Pride programme, The ‘1968 Club’ offers free tickets, travel and refreshments at all WBA home games throughout the season for LGBT+ people over 50 who find themselves disconnected from the community.
Piero Zizzi, Proud Baggies founder says “we have a unique opportunity to support older LGBTQ+ people who otherwise would not engage with other LGBTQ+ people, by offering a safe environment to attend football matches accompanied by members of our group. The 1968 Club is a fitting title since to be eligible you have to have been born before we won our 5th and most memorable FA Cup”.
The Club is open to anyone over 50 who identifies as LGBTQ+. You don't need to be a West Brom fan or even a football fan! Anyone else, of course, can still join us for games and/or become a member HERE.