On May 14 2015, FC Barcelona showed their commitment to the fight against homophobia with an event held at the Camp Nou. Vice President Jordi Cardoner and board member Ramon Pont signed a manifesto in which the club promised to promote diversity and ensure the spreading of positive messages of tolerance, respect and dignity, including for sexual orientation.
FC Barcelona also backed Law 19/2007, July 11, against violence, racism, xenophobia and intolerance, homophobia and all discrimination in sport. On October 29, 2016, on the occasion of a game between Barça and Granada in LaLiga, the club invited referee Jesús Tomillero to the ground. The official had received threats and insults after publicly coming out as gay. Tomillero was accompanyed by various entities and institutions, who hoped that his example would serve to raise awareness of the fight against homophobia.