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Rainbow Laces – Come Out Active for LGBT equality in sport

22 November – 8 December. Play your part.

Whether we're cheering or competing, we are all at our best when we feel part of the team.

But 4 in 10 LGBT people don’t think sport is welcoming.

Sport has an amazing power to bring people together. Following and taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging.

That’s why we all need to play our part to make sport everyone’s game.

When you step up and play your part, others will follow.

Challenge anti-LGBT language. Celebrate LGBT people in sport. Share your story.

Wear your Rainbow Laces and show you care.

Play your part, bring Rainbow Laces into your community and Come Out Active during this year’s campaign.

It’s as simple as this: do something active while wearing your rainbow laces, raise vital funds for Stonewall and tell everyone why you support LGBT equality in sport.

Whether on land, in the water, indoors or outside. Whether you walk, swim, cycle, do a class or get involved with your club or team – the choice is yours! You can choose to go solo or get your community, colleagues and friends involved. However you do it, Come Out Active.

Come Out Active week is 23 – 30 November. You can join in the big moment or do your activity any time in November. If you want to make the most impact then we suggest holding your event on Rainbow Laces Day, Wednesday 27 November.

Register now for your free fundraising pack, which has everything you need to inspire and energise your community.

Come Out Active

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Stonewall Sport Champions

Stonewall Sport Champions are leading LGBT people in sport who are determined to make sport everyone’s game.

They’ll stand up for what they believe in, working together and with Stonewall to bring the experiences of LGBT people in a wide range of sports to life and show how we can all play our part when it comes to LGBT inclusion.

Find out more

Are you a school looking to make a difference for LGBT people in sport? A sport's club at the heart of your community? A grassroots organisation or a not-for-profit that wants to campaign to make sport everyone's game? 

You might qualify for £1 a lace bulk orders. 

Get in touch for bulk orders

Rainbow Laces in numbers


of LGBT people think public sporting events aren’t a welcoming space for LGBT people.


of LGBT people have been discriminated against while exercising at a fitness club or taking part in group sport in the last year. 28 per cent of trans people have been discriminated against.


of LGBT pupils – including 29 per cent of trans pupils – are bullied during sports lessons.


of sport fans who saw Rainbow Laces agree that more needs to be done to make LGBT people feel accepted in sport.