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Proud Jags is looking forward to four events in 2023….

February 2023… Football vs Homophobia Month of Action

March 24th – March 31st… Football vs Homophobia Week of Action

Pride MardiGla July 15th where Proud Jags will march with our PJ banner through the streets of Glasgow so our city knows we are an inclusive club

and Rainbow Laces Day at Firhill date tbc

Proud Jags march with Kingsley at Glasgow Pride Mardi Gla 2022! See photos!

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Welcome to Proud Jags

Proud Jags came about thanks to many – the Equality Network, the Scottish Government, LEAP Scotland and, of course, Partick Thistle itself.

In May 2017, Scott Cuthbertson of the Equality Network, published the Scottish LGBT Sports Charter. This had the full support of the Scottish Government’s Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn MSP.

Then the board of Partick Thistle come into the story.

Jacqui Low, one of Thistle’s directors, and Chief Executive Ian Maxwell knew how important it was for Thistle to be at the forefront of efforts to confine homophobia in football to history. So with help from LEAP Scotland and the “Pride in Football” organisation, the latter with the help of Di Cunningham, Proud Jags was born.

Beth Adamson, Thistle’s Supporters Liaison Officer, was a great help in moving things forward. So on December 2nd 2017 – Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Day – Proud Jags was officially launched at Firhill.

We also gladly acknowledge the work done by LEAP Scotland which has provided useful data on the extent of the challenge confronting those of us who want to make football a truly inclusive game.

The Proud Jags is very much part of the wide family of supporters at Firhill.

The aim is simple: we want to encourage more fans from the LGBT+ community to feel at home at Firhill and support Partick Thistle.

We also want to do all we can to help rid Scottish Football as a whole of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

We know this is possible. Show Racism  the Red Card has helped end the ugly racism that permeated football for many decades. Now we have to do the same with homophobia and transphobia so that in the future all Scottish football grounds will provide a welcoming environment for everyone.

Our presence is now across various social media forums: webpage
@proudjags twitter feed
and Facebook page.

Founder Member
Stephen McDowall-Laing

This page updated 30-11-2017