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Proud Lilywhites March/April 2015 Update
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Dear <<First Name (required)>>, 

As we head in to the final few months of the season we can assure you there is still plenty more from Proud Lilywhites to come before we hang up our scarves for a while.

This month we recap on our amazing Football v Homophobia Month of Action, celebrate International Womens Day and give you the heads up on the socials which are being planned for the next couple of months.

We also provide some preliminary information on our Annual General Meeting and include details of the FSF Share the TV Wealth protest on March 26th.

Hope to see you soon,

COYS!

Chris & Darryl, Co-Chairs

Football v Homophobia Month of Action


February was the Football v Homophobia month of action – it was exciting and action packed, so a big THANK YOU to everyone for getting involved! It was a unique treble of wins!  And if that was not enough, during the Month of Action we also:
  • Continued to spread the message as Darryl, Chris, Daniel and our Patron Helen Richardson-Walsh spent the morning with the Students at the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and delivered their equalities module on LGBT issues
  • Participated on the Women in Football LGBT History Month panel discussion.
  • Attended the Fans V Homophobia Conference in Manchester at the National Football History Museum.  This was a great opportunity to meet other LGBT fan groups, learn more about International campaigning, using social media, and understanding the needs of Trans fans.  The conference was addressed by out ex-Premiership player Thomas Hitzelberger.  We have Twitter evidence that he loved our sweets!
  • Made our first European away trip to Florence and met The local LGBT football team Bugs Bologna. 
  • Appeared on ‘Grass Roots to Premier League’ with Troy Townsend to discuss Proud Lilywhites, homophobia and discrimination in football.
Again – thank you again for making our first full Month of Action incredible.  We could not have done it without your support!

International Women’s Day

International Women's Day (8 March) is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.  

We marked the occasion by 
talking to Angela McGloin to find out why she loves the Proud Lilywhites and to promote the role of women in football.   In addition our co-chair Chris was featured in a national Stonewall campaign

Socials


Over the next couple of months we’ll have more chances for us meet up and get to know each other.
 
Before our crucial home match against Manchester City we will be getting together with members from City’s LGBT fan group Canal Street Blues. We think this will be on May 2 but as TV details haven’t yet been announced watch this space for further details.
 
We will be hosting and End of Season social at the Beehive the night before the last game of the Season; May 23. Those of you with an eagle eye will know that’s the night of the Eurovision Song Contest, so expect an extravaganza, save the date and look out for details.
 
On July 25, there is a trip to see ‘The Red Lion,’ a compelling play about football at the National Theatre. We currently have one spare ticket available at the cost of £44. We can make more tickets available. Please email if you’re interested. 

Annual General Meeting


As we near the end of the season, it means that it is also the time for our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which is our change to take a look at the year gone past and think about the year ahead. 

The AGM will be held at White Hart Lane on 6th or 20th June between 12 and 2 and lunch will be provided.

There will also be a prize draw on the day to win exclusive Spurs goodies for those in attendance.Amongst other things, we will be presenting our Annual Report and Accounts, a new committee will also be elected and we will agree our priorities for the next season. 

Please watch out for emails which will explain how to register to attend, and to stand for positions on the committee. 

FSF, Share TV Wealth March

The Football Supporters Federation are holding a protest march on March 26The aim is to get the Premier League to Share TV Wealth from the revenue generated from the recent £5.14 billion TV deal.
 
The demonstration will take place outside Le Meridien Piccadilly 21 Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BH at midday.  As affiliates to the FSF, we have been invited to participate. If you would like to join, please click here.

And finally...

You can read the minutes of our March Board meeting here.  Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to come to any future meetings though our contact form.
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