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Rainbow Laces

Football has the power to bring us together. 

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Clubs and communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome, and it's down to all of us to make that happen.

That's why we, the Premier League, proudly stand alongside Stonewall in promoting equality and diversity.

A key focus of the partnership with Stonewall encourages LGBT+ acceptance among children and young people involved in community and education initiatives such as Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Kicks, and within Academies.

Coaches, teachers and leaders are equipped with bespoke resources and programmes developed by the League and Stonewall which promote positive attitudes towards the LGBT+ community.

Our clubs also came together between 27 November and 2 December to celebrate Stonewall's 2021/22 Rainbow Laces campaign and show support for all LGBT people in football and beyond.

At all Premier League fixtures across the two Matchweeks, there were bespoke Rainbow Laces pitch flags, ball plinths, handshake boards and substitutes boards. There were also rainbow captain's armbands and rainbow laces. 

LED boards at the stadiums highlighted Rainbow Laces and our social media channels featured a rainbow Premier League logo and promoted the campaign.

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Clubs also showcased the wide-ranging work they do to support and celebrate their LGBT communities, showing there is no place for discrimination and demonstrating the power football has to bring people together.

Indeed, we ask all fans support LGBT people in football and beyond by making them feel welcome.

Show your support. Because when we all play our part, we make football everyone's game.

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