Stonewall Rainbow Laces Campaign
Clubs in Somerset have been donning their Rainbow Laces in support of the campaign for LGBT+ inclusivity by Stonewall.
We supplied 50 pairs of laces to clubs across the county in support of the campaign, and they've proudly been showing their support on the pitch and on Twitter.
Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia remain a problem at all levels of sport, with 43% of Britain’s LGBT individuals believing that public sporting events aren’t a welcoming space; initiatives such as Rainbow Laces and the support from Football as a whole can combat this.
Players from the Somerset Girls football league wearing their Rainbow Laces. Make sport everyone’s game. #Teampride @SomersetFA @SchoolsSomerset pic.twitter.com/no4jZEmPEf— Julie Bowker (@JulieBowker) November 24, 2018
Fantastic to see more support for #RainbowLaces thanks @larkhallALFC to the players & club for showing their support 🌈⚽️ https://t.co/BtVQlCyiG2— Somerset FA 🌈 (@SomersetFA) November 25, 2018