On Saturday 19th January 2022, ahead of West Ham United's 12:30pm kick off against Newcastle United, members of Pride Of Irons were joined by pop icon Holly Johnson and the UK's most prominent human rights activist Peter Tatchell to protest for better rules around who can buy into English football.
By Jim Dolan - Co-Chair On Wednesday 1st December 2021 we face Brighton at home for what will be our Rainbow Laces fixture for this season. The last time West Ham faced Brighton at the London stadium with fans present was 1st February 2020. West Ham had only recently reinstated David Moyes as manager and … Continue reading Risking It All For “Banter”
6th September marked the kick off of Call It Out 2019 - a Europe-Wide convention addressing LGBT-phobia in football and it was co-hosted at the London Stadium by West Ham United and yours truly, Pride Of Irons! Call It Out is an annual event coordinated by Pride In Football (PiF) - the UK affiliation for … Continue reading Call It Out 2019 at the London Stadium
Our close friend Joe White from Gay Gooners travelled to Russia in 2018 for the World Cup and during his travels met many LGBT Russians. He learned a lot about the persecution they face but also the stories of LGBT people in Chechenya who were disappearing. Word from those in the country said that LGBT … Continue reading Help LGBT Chechens Flee Persecution
If you've read about the build up to the Rainbow Laces campaign, you're probably wondering "So what happened next?". Well here it is: We start on Saturday 24th November - the day of that unfortunate 0-4 home loss to Manchester City - when nine Pride Of Irons members descended upon the London Stadium at 10:30am … Continue reading Rainbow Laces – The Campaign