Though COVID-19 presents us with challenges, we are strongest when we come together.
Following sport and taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging. That's why Rainbow Laces is as important as ever, and why we all need to play our part to make sport everyone’s game.
This year, we'll be celebrating the impact that sport has on LGBT people, and the impact that LGBT people have on sport.
Rainbow Laces Day 2020 will be Wednesday 9 December.
We'll be sharing stories and considering how we can all play our part in making sport everyone's game.
Join the #RainbowLaces movement today:
- Sign up to find out more about how you can play your part
- Use our top tips for making your sport community more LGBT inclusive
- Read on to meet Stonewall’s Sport Champions, read LGBT people’s stories and buy your Rainbow Laces
I will make sport everyone’s game
Together we can make sport everyone’s game
There are so many ways you can become a better ally to LGBT people. Lace up, tweet your picture at #RainbowLaces and make sure to read and share our top tips to make sport more inclusive!
Read our top tips on how to be a better ally to LGBT people in sport
Find out if you qualify for our special £1 a lace bulk order price
Rainbow Laces is supported by companies committed to making sport everyone’s game. Find out who they are
Hear from athletes, coaches and sports fans about how LGBT-inclusive sport can change lives
Watch our first ever Rainbow Laces Webinar, taking place on Wednesday 9 December
Amazin LeThi and Michael Gunning on how everyone can play a part in tackling racism and LGBT+ phobia to make sports everyone’s game.
Take a look at these resources for schools and colleges
Stonewall Sport Champions
Stonewall Sport Champions are leading LGBT people in sport who are determined to make sport everyone’s game.
They’ll stand up for what they believe in, working together and with Stonewall to bring the experiences of LGBT people in a wide range of sports to life and show how we can all play our part when it comes to LGBT inclusion.Find out more
Rainbow Laces in numbers
of LGBT people think public sporting events aren’t a welcoming space for LGBT people.
of LGBT people have been discriminated against while exercising at a fitness club or taking part in group sport in the last year. 28 per cent of trans people have been discriminated against.
of LGBT pupils – including 29 per cent of trans pupils – are bullied during sports lessons.
of sport fans who saw Rainbow Laces agree that more needs to be done to make LGBT people feel accepted in sport.