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Volume 6 No. 212
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Liverpool FC Will Be Represented In Gay, Lesbian Event

Liverpool FC will become the first Premier League club to be "officially represented in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event" in Britain, according to Robert Woodward of the London GUARDIAN. A banner featuring the team's crest will be carried by club staff and members of the women's team at next month's Liverpool Pride. Liverpool Managing Dir Ian Ayre said that the club's involvement underlines its determination "to rid football of homophobia." Liverpool FC will also "have a stall at the festival's Waterfront site" on Aug. 4 and will "provide signed merchandise" for fund-raising auctions. The club has already worked with Liverpool Pride in establishing the Football v Homophobia tournament (GUARDIAN, 7/10).