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🌈 EFL Clubs To Unite For Rainbow Laces To Support LGBT Equality

Our fixture against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night will be designated to the work of Stonewall and their Rainbow Laces campaign.

27 November 2018

Our fixture against Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday night will be designated to the work of Stonewall and their Rainbow Laces campaign.

There will be rainbow-coloured corner flags and substitution boards in use at Blundell Park tomorrow night.

EFL Clubs across the country will unite in their support of LGBT inclusivity by turning their substitution boards and corner flags rainbow coloured to raise awareness of Stonewall’s campaign.

All EFL Clubs will select a fixture to highlight their continued support for LGBT fans, players and staff across the game with rainbow captain’s armbands, laces and programme adverts also being provided to Clubs.

The EFL will change its logo to a bespoke rainbow coloured version for the campaign and has also created a series of short films to help share the stories of LGBT fans in the game.

Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign is in support of LGBT equality with a key theme for this year focused on creating more allies to LGBT people in sport.

The EFL’s support for Rainbow Laces forms part of its wider LGBT work delivered in conjunction with Clubs through the Equality Code of Practice. This includes delivering activities, setting policies, and advising on recruitment and education at Clubs.

Grimsby Town's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer Adie Merrikin said: "This year's campaign is about recognising how to be an LGBT ally in football, which complements the work our club are undertaking week in week out, up and down the country as part of the EFL's Equality Code of Practice. 

"Although much positive work has been done, we do, however, recognise that we cannot stand still which is why Grimsby Town Football club and the EFL remains committed to proactively promoting diversity and inclusion in all areas of football, both on and off the pitch."


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