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Liverpool FC to be the first club to support a Pride event

Liverpool FC are officially marching in Liverpool's Pride Parade on August 4:

Liverpool FC has agreed to being officially represented at Liverpool Pride 2012. As the first football club to support a Pride event*, LFC will provide a banner featuring the club crest with LFC staff and LFC Ladies FC (the women's team) marching together with LFC LGBT and other supporters at Liverpool Pride.

LFC will also have a stall at the market place selling various LFC merchandise on the day at the Pier Head.

Other football supporters are also welcome on the march and Liverpool Pride may register other team's supporters if you don't want to march behind an LFC banner.

The march musters at William Brown Street from 11am, setting off at midday. We're registered in the march and Liverpool Pride Stewards will be able to direct you to the right part of the muster.

I think this would mean more if there were actual first team players marching, but given the lack of discussions on homophobia/homosexuality in football by players in England I don't find this terribly surprising. Still, it's a step forward and it's the club allowing their brand to be used in an official capacity in a Pride event, which is great. I also like that they're encouraging non-LFC supporters to join the march as well. This hasn't appeared on the team's website yet, which I think is a shame.

* I assume they mean first Premier League club, although they fail to specify.

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