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.
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.
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
- http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-23917950-black-gay-bullied-a-footballers-journey-to-honours-at-the-palace.do Evening Standard David Cohen "Black, gay, bullied: a footballer's journey to honours at the Palace" 27 January 2011
- http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/news-and-comment/free-kicks-20-years-of-stonewall-fc-2196342.html Nick Duerden "Free kicks: 20 years of Stonewall FC" The Independent 30 January 2011
- http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2011/02/08/gay-footballer-collects-mbe-from-buckingham-palace/ Pink News 8 February "Gay footballer collects MBE from Buckingham Palace"
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12095985 "Gay footballer in New Year Honours list" BBC News 30 December 2010
- http://westminster.londoninformer.co.uk/2011/11/honour-for-gay-football-club-f.html Juliet Eysenck, "Honour for gay football club founder" Westminster Chronicle, 22 November 2011