Sadly, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia remain a huge problem in many sports. Fear of abuse and discrimination excludes lesbian, gay, bi or trans people. It puts them off taking part, or even watching sport.
IN FOOTBALL ALONE SEVEN IN 10 FANS HAVE HEARD HOMOPHOBIC ABUSE ON THE TERRACES.
We want all LGBT people to be accepted without exception on playing fields, terraces and in stadiums across the world.
STAND TOGETHER TO CHANGE ATTITUDES IN SPORT
We can only rid sport of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia by all of us standing together with players, clubs and fans and sending a message that it has no place in today’s game.
On Sunday 28 February the captains of Manchester United and Arsenal exchanged a pair of super-sized Rainbow Laces in a historic moment before kick-off at their game at Old Trafford. This exchange sent a message to fans and clubs from across the world that homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport is unacceptable.
LACE UP, STAND WITH US.
Play your part by standing with us and the tens of thousands of people who have already laced up their Rainbow Laces.
Want your university to get involved? Check out our resources here.
Post your pictures on social media using the hashtag #rainbowlaces
Tell the world that homophobia, biphobia and transphobia have no place in sport.