Shrewsbury Town Are Delighted To Continue Their Support For Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign To Make Sport Everyone’s Game.
The 2019 campaign runs from 22nd November to 8th December, and is calling on fans, players and governing bodies to visibly show their support for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people in sport.
The campaign is backed by the EFL, the Premier League and the FA, and Town are proud to be showing their support in Saturday’s Emirates FA Cup home game against Mansfield Town when you will no doubt spot our rainbow-coloured corner flags. And while the fixture is our designated match in 2019, our support for the campaign will continue.
This year’s campaign is asking people to ‘Come Out Active’ and bring Rainbow Laces into your community. 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.
Whether we’re cheering or competing, we are all at our best when we feel part of the team but four in ten 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.
You can join in supporting the campaign by getting hold of your own rainbow laces. Visit www.stonewall.org.uk/rainbowlaces for more information on that and all other aspects of the campaign. You can also show your support on Social Media by using the hashtag #RainbowLaces.