The Rainbow Lace Campaign: Tackling Homophobia In Sport
If you’re a sports fan then you’re probably aware of what a huge issue homophobia still is in the sporting community. Even if you’re not a sports fan it’s difficult not to notice it. Out last post looks at the issue of homophobia in sport and how prevalent it still is today.
In order to ‘Make Sport Everyone’s Game’ Stonewall launched the Rainbow Laces campaign, as a way for everyone involved in sport to show their support for the community, equality and inclusivity. The campaign has seen national teams, leading players, fans and grassroots clubs all using the laces to show their support.
Last year was the campaigns best so far with them distributing 75,313 pairs of laces, this kind of hard work has seen a reduction of 8% in the number of 18-34 year olds who think homophobic language is acceptable. This is a huge step in the right direction but we’re still not all the way there!
We suggest you consider lacing up in support next time you visit a game, you never know how much your support could mean to someone!
In the mean time join the debate tomorrow at Kedleston Road in N403 and checkout the video below for more information on the Rainbow Laces Campaign.