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Stonewall celebrates 30th anniversary

24 May 2019
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Premier League partner campaigning for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality in the UK marks foundation

The Premier League would like to congratulate Stonewall, the United Kingdom's leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality, on its 30th anniversary.

We work closely with Stonewall to promote equality and diversity across the sport and support LGBT people in football and beyond.

Rainbow Laces campaign

Over the last few seasons, the Premier League and our Clubs have celebrated Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign to show support for their LGBT community and to make clear that football is for everyone.

The wider relationship includes working with clubs to ensure diversity and equality is a key part of their community programmes.

"Stonewall is an excellent partner for us and we value their ongoing work to support the League and our clubs in promoting diversity across the sport," Premier League Executive Director Bill Bush said ahead of this season's Rainbow Laces campaign.

"Our clubs do fantastic work in this area to reinforce the message that football is for everyone. We are proud to be playing our part and to use our reach to celebrate the Rainbow Laces campaign."

PL Primary Stars resources

Premier League Primary Stars, the League's primary school education programme, has bespoke teaching resources to introduce classroom activities to raise pupil awareness of gender stereotyping and how it can affect behaviour, self-esteem and future potential.

The Premier League is also part of TeamPride, a consortium of 10 organisations committed to making sport everyone's game.

As part of creating a welcoming and vibrant atmosphere, we encourage everyone to challenge and report abusive behaviour wherever they find it, in stadiums or online.

See: How to report abusive behaviour

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