Proud Baggies, West Bromwich Albion’s official Supporter Group for LGBT+ fans has launched a campaign in support of reducing social isolation amongst LGBT+ elders.
In association with Ageing Better Birmingham and with support from Birmingham LGBT’s Ageing with Pride programme, The ‘1968 Club’ will offer free tickets, travel and refreshments at all WBA home games throughout the season for LGBT+ people over 50 who find themselves isolated from the community.
Piero Zizzi, Proud Baggies founder says “we have a unique opportunity to support older and socially isolated LGBT+ people who otherwise would not engage with other LGBT+ 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”.
Research shows that older LGBT+ people are especially vulnerable to loneliness a......