Charlton’s home game against Luton Town on Saturday will be dedicated to fighting homophobia as part of Football v Homophobia’s month of action.

The game is the fourth year Charlton have dedicated a matchday to the cause with much of the activity coordinated by the club’s LGBTQI+ supporters’ group, the Proud Valiants, one of the country’s first supporter groups for LGBT.

Earlier this month the club picked up three awards at the inaugural Football v Homophobia awards in Altrincham.

"This year has been an incredible year for the Charlton family,” said Dr Michael Seeraj, the club and trust's Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

“All the hard work was recognised at the recent Football V Homophobia Awards, with Charlton represented in three categories.

"I have the great pleasure of working alongside the Proud Valiants on a number of different initiatives, and can say without any doubt that they are totally committed to raising awareness and understanding of LGBTQI+ issues, and thoroughly deserve all the recognition they receive."

On Saturday activities will include a museum display looking at the club’s campaign fighting homophobia in football over the years, a pre-match performance from London’s LGBT Community Choir, The Pink Singers, a half-time volley competition by representatives from each team that took part in last year’s Charlton v Homophobia tournament, and a post-match reception in the Vista Restaurant 

“This year promises to be bigger and better than the last three years,” said Proud Valiants chairperson Rob Harris.

“Since our formation the Proud Valiants have worked hard and days like Saturday are important for raising the visibility and profile of the fight against biphobia, transphobia and homophobia whilst celebrating our heritage and community.”