Laces have brought the awareness. Now we all need to bring the conversation
We're proud to be supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign, with the 8th December designated as ‘Wear Your Rainbow Laces Day’, where teams, clubs and leagues will be getting together to wear their laces with pride.
With more than a million people across the country lacing up in rainbow over the last five years in support of LGBTQ+ equality it's clear we are part of a huge team effort. But something’s still tied up in knots.
Large parts of the LGBTQ+ community still feel unwelcome in sport. There are still those who bully, belittle and exclude, meaning team by team, event by event, LGBTQ+ people feel out of place.
Reluctant to participate. Uncomfortable to spectate. Nervous to truly be their true selves.
But just think. How much stronger would we be if we worked together? We’re all part of the same team, and our support is far stronger if we celebrate our differences. Sport is for all, so everyone is welcome, coming just as they are.
Laces have brought the awareness. Now we all need to bring the conversation. Speak up for someone you know in the LGBTQ+ community. Let’s have the conversations to make football a place for everyone.
Lace up. Speak Up. Make sport everyone’s game.
Show Your Support
Any leagues or clubs that want to show their support for the campaign can find a range of free resources by following the link below.
Rainbow Laces Resources