Aslie Pitter

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Aslie Pitter
Aslie Pitter (born 1960) is a footballer, and founder of Stonewall FC.

Aslie Pitter grew up in Balham, the son of Jamaican immigrants. He played football for a number of amateur clubs, but while playing for a team called Clapham Old Boys he received racial abuse form other players, and was demoted from the first team to the fourth team when a team-mate found out that he was gay.[1][2]

In 1991 he saw a listing in Time Out and joined other gay men playing football in Regent's Park. This developed into Stonewall FC, the UK's first gay football club.

Home life

Aslie works as an assistant manager of a branch of Boots and lives in Balham with his partner Alan; they plan to have a civil partnership.

Awards and recognition

In 2011 Aslie Pitter recived an MBE for his work in combating homophobia,[3][4] and an honorary doctorate from the University of East London.[5]


  1. Evening Standard David Cohen "Black, gay, bullied: a footballer's journey to honours at the Palace" 27 January 2011
  2. Nick Duerden "Free kicks: 20 years of Stonewall FC" The Independent 30 January 2011
  3. Pink News 8 February "Gay footballer collects MBE from Buckingham Palace"
  4. "Gay footballer in New Year Honours list" BBC News 30 December 2010
  5. Juliet Eysenck, "Honour for gay football club founder" Westminster Chronicle, 22 November 2011