About this Archive
(Part of the Queer Britain Collections at Bishopsgate Institute)
Founded in 2008, The Justin Campaign was created in memory of Justin Fashanu, the only openly gay professional footballer in the UK, who took his own life in 1998. With homophobia still prevalent at both grassroots and professional level, the campaign’s aims include raising awareness through a strong focus on art, events, education, and sport. The Justin Campaign’s stated goals include seeking "to challenge the stereotypes and misconceptions that exist around LGB &T (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans) people and work towards a future where the visibility of LGB & T people in football is both accepted and celebrated."
Scope and Content
Papers, press cuttings, memorabilia, artefacts and ephemera created by and about The Justin Campaign: Campaigning Against Homophobia in Football, [1978-2018]