EFL Clubs across the country will unite in their support of LGBT inclusivity by turning their substitution boards, corner flags and captain’s armband rainbow coloured to raise awareness of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, to remind supporters of the ongoing work that goes on across football and other sports to support and celebrate our LGBT+ communities.
This weekend’s game at home to Scunthorpe United will be used to highlight the campaign with the front cover of the matchday programme also showing the rainbow colours.
The EFL will change its logo to a bespoke rainbow-colored version for the campaign, just like the club has done on social media, 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.