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  • Celtic supports the Rainbow Laces campaign

    Celtic supports the Rainbow Laces campaign

    By: Newsroom Staff on 25 Nov, 2019 12:01

  • STONEWALL Scotland is delighted to have received the support of the SPFL once again for this year’s Rainbow Laces Campaign which will run until December 8, 2019. Activities around the match to promote the campaign will take place at this weekend’s SPFL matches.

    Rainbow Laces is a campaign which aims to change attitudes in sport and make sure that LGBT people are welcomed and accepted at all levels of the game. The Rainbow Laces Campaign has generated a huge amount of awareness of LGBT people in sport, shifting the attitudes of fans and participants. Last year, 12 million people in Britain saw the campaign, including almost half of all adults in Scotland. 

    Stonewall has developed a range of measures to tackle homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport. The charity has developed a sports toolkit for grassroots and community sport teams to build awareness and understanding of the issues affecting LGBT people, and how they can help ensure all sports offer an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere.  Stonewall will work with all of the clubs involved in Rainbow Laces to support their activities.

    Celtic Captain Scott Brown said: “We are delighted again to be part of this year’s Rainbow Laces Campaign. This year’s initiative once again addresses a very important issue in society which needs to be tackled.

    "Therefore, we are delighted to once again offer our support to the Rainbow Laces Week of Action for 2019  - and promote the very important message that sport is for all.”

    Whether we're cheering or competing, we are all at our best when we feel part of the team. But four in 10 LGBT people don’t think sport is welcoming. Sport has an amazing power to bring people together. Following and taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging.

    That’s why we all need to play our part to make sport everyone’s game. When you step up and play your part, others will follow. Challenge anti-LGBT language. Celebrate LGBT people in sport.

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