I joined POI because as an openly gay man, I still had a barrier of keeping my sexuality separate from football. I wanted to be myself at football, and wanted to meet other LGBT fans in a safe space where we could talk about football and how LGBT affects matchdays and the club. I found out about the group from Twitter and another West Ham group I am part of. POI means a lot to me as being a member has showed me that I can be myself whilst also keeping up my love of football and West Ham United

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