It’s down to all of us to be an active ally to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in sport.
Every player, every athlete, every team is stronger when sport welcomes and supports everyone.
It’s down to all of us to become an active ally to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.
It’s about working together, whether that’s playing for fun, playing to win, or cheering on your favourite athletes or team.
When we all play our part, we can make sport everyone’s game.
Why Rainbow Laces matters
Lesbian, gay, bi and trans people can have negative perceptions and experiences of sport, whether it’s due to bullying in school sport, coming across anti-LGBT language on social media, down the pub or during live sports.
New Stonewall research finds that most people want to see action against anti LGBT language in sport, but only a quarter feel confident calling it out. Rainbow Laces is all about giving people the confidence and the tools to be active allies to LGBT people in sport.
Join the conversation
Together we can make sport everyone’s game
There are so many ways you can become a better ally to LGBT people. Lace up, tweet your picture at #RainbowLaces and make sure to read and share our top tips to make sport more inclusive!
Make your friends and team mates feel welcome in sport by wearing Rainbow Laces.
Check out our top tips and resources section to make sure LGBT people feel welcome in sport.
Take our quiz to find out whether you know about LGBT people in sport.
Find out how to make sport everyone's game
Rainbow Laces is supported by companies committed to making sport everyone’s game. Find out who they are.
Here are some ideas of how you can use Rainbow Laces to fundraise at your school, university or local community group.
Rainbow Laces in 2017
The Rainbow Laces campaign is a way for everyone involved in sport to show their support for LGBT equality and inclusivity. National teams, leading clubs, top athletes, fans and grassroots players are lacing up to Come Out For LGBT people in sport. In 2017, the campaign had its most successful year yet, but we plan to make it even better in 2018.
decrease in 18-24 year old and 25-34 year old sport fans thinking that homophobic language is acceptable.
pairs of Rainbow Laces were distributed in all areas of sport, fans, players, referees and officials.
adults in Britain saw the campaign.
pageviews of this page during 2017 campaign week.
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?
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