Town’s plans for Pride month
- We celebrate Pride month in June
- HTAFC’s new ‘Proud About Town’ LGBTQ+ Group
- Find out more from us at the Kirklees Pride event, Saturday 17 June
Huddersfield Town are delighted to introduce our LGBTQ+ ‘Proud About Town’ group this Pride month, as we aim to make everyone feel welcome at the John Smith’s Stadium.
It’s Pride month and we are excited to be launching our new LGBTQ+ group, ‘Proud About Town’. LGBTQ+ inclusion is integral to our ‘Terriers Together’ Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy and we have taken our time to evaluate existing initiatives in this area and assess whether they are having the reach and impact we would like.
‘Proud About Town’ represents a new era for the Club in terms of welcoming our LGBTQ+ supporters and allies into our environment. Essentially, we are starting with a blank canvas, and we are keen to work with all members of the LGBTQ+ community in Kirklees to develop ‘Proud About Town’ into a group that meets regularly and helps us to progress our work to ensure any homophobic or transphobic abuse and discrimination are prevented and addressed as necessary.
Huddersfield Town has strong connections with Pride and LGBTQ+ history, and we were proud to support and take part in the re-enactment of the Pride 81 march through Huddersfield in July 2022. Pride 81, the UK’s first national pride march, took place on 4 July 1981 in Huddersfield, and started from the Club’s old Leeds Road ground. We were delighted to be involved in the 40th anniversary celebrations and to be part of the project known as ‘The Day the World Came to Huddersfield’.
On Saturday 17 June 2023, representatives of the Club and the Huddersfield Town Foundation will be present at the Kirklees Pride event, which is taking place in St George’s Square in the town centre. We would love to speak to as many people as possible about our LGBTQ+ work and ‘Proud About Town’, so everyone who wants to be involved in developing the group has the opportunity to do so.
We hope to meet many of you on Saturday!