Tottenham Hotspur has started its first lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) fan group.

Spurs started the group in collaboration with the Gay Football Supporters’ Network as part of its support for the Football v Homophobia month.

The group will become part of the newly-formed GFSN Fangroup Coalition (GFSN FC), backed by Kick It Out and Stonewall, to act as an umbrella organisation for LGBT fans throughout the country.

Tottenham's home match against FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk on Thursday, February 27, at White Hart Lane, will see the official launch of the group.

It aims to engage Tottenham Hotspur's LGBT fan base and hold regular consultation with the club.

Leviathen Hendricks, chair of the group and coordinator of GFSN FC, said: “We are delighted to be launching a LGB&T Tottenham Hotspur fan group.

"All football fans want to feel a real sense of belonging to their team. Unfortunately, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are still very real barriers.

“We believe that LGBT fan groups will go a long way toward creating a tolerant and safe environment while providing an equality of social experience for all fans to freely enjoy the excitement of being a proud supporter of their club.”