Rainbow Laces 2019

Today, 27th November 2019, is Rainbow Laces Day 2019. It comes during the annual campaign led by our fellow campaigners at Stonewall aimed at increasing LGBT+ visibility within the beautiful game and is supported by both the Premier League & the Football League. 

LGBT+ visibility within football here in the U.K. has never been higher, with over 40 dedicated supporter groups at club level and Three Lions Pride acting as pioneers on the international stage. Yet LGBT+ fans still face abuse in the stands and on social media, particularly at this time of year. With that in mind, when fans came together for #CallitOut19 we took a lighthearted look at some of the most common things we hear with a little help from our friends at Pride of Irons and West Ham United. 

Mean Tweets
LGBT+ football fans read ‘Mean Tweets’ at #CallitOut19

If you’d like to get involved in this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign then check out these resources from the FA, contact your club’s LGBT+ supporter group (have a look here to see if your club has a group) or reach out to us by email and check out our toolbox if your club doesn’t yet have an LGBT+ group. 

Rainbow Laces 2018

This year, 2018, will be remembered as a year which has seen the annual Rainbow Laces campaign benefit from added fan empowerment and involvement. This is something which is clearly demonstrated when considering the ease at which projects originating from LGBT+ Fans Groups have been able to gain mass media coverage. The change is a welcome one, and is one which has come about after we have seen a noticeable increase in the inclusion of LGBT+ groups by clubs when planning for events and engagement to take place around their designated Rainbow Laces 2018 fixtures, as well as seeing more of a focus being given to the campaign by match-day broadcasters.

Check out some more images from the Rainbow Laces 2018 campaign.

Want to get more involved?

Why not check out our Member Groups page? This is where you can find contact details for your team’s LGBT+ group, who can help you to get more involved in events at your club. Or you can head over to our Contact Us page. This is where you can find out how to get in touch with us here at Pride in Football directly.