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Gay Gooners

The club launched the Arsenal for Everyone initiative in 2008 as a celebration of the diversity of the Arsenal family.

Through a number of initiatives undertaken in the community, inside Emirates Stadium and throughout the club, Arsenal endeavours to ensure that everyone associated with the club feels an equal sense of belonging.

Gay Gooners is Arsenal Football Club’s supporters group for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) fans.

Gay Gooners exists to provide a social group for LGBTQ Arsenal fans and their friends to meet up , provide a safe and welcoming space, and campaign to kick homophobia out of football.

Gay Gooners is further evidence of Arsenal Football Club’s ongoing commitment to the Arsenal for Everyone initiative. The group is proud of the club’s leading role in the Rainbow Laces campaign including the 2014 Changing Room TV advert featuring Arsenal players promoting an inclusive message through the club’s betting partner, Paddy Power.

Members receive regular newsletters about forthcoming events and LGBT football news. To find out more, visit or view their Facebook page or follow on Twitter via @gaygooners.

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