Alongside the Premier League and all English Football League clubs, we will continue to celebrate LGBT inclusion and make it clear that football is for everyone.
First team players from both the Mens and Womens teams have shown their support, with many of the women wearing the laces and our captain Josh Falkingham wearing the rainbow armband. There will also be Rainbow corner flags on display too!
Premier League Interim Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “I’m extremely proud of the work we have been doing in partnership with Stonewall. Supporting their Rainbow Laces campaign is a demonstration of our commitment to LGBT inclusion in football.
“We and our clubs are working to promote inclusion both on and off the pitch, from club staff, to participants across our community programmes, to fans in our grounds. This is everyone’s game.”
As part of its three-year partnership with Stonewall, the Premier League is promoting positive attitudes towards LGBT people as we strive to improve equality and diversity throughout the game and within our organisation. This includes being proud members of Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champion programme and running Stonewall Sport Allies sessions for employees.
Robbie de Santos, Director of Sport, Stonewall said: “The Premier League continue to lead the way with their commitment to making football inclusive and welcoming. The visible support from the Premier League for Rainbow Laces is a huge part of the change in attitudes we’re seeing.
“Our work together is about long-term change to build acceptance and support for LGBT people in football and make sport everyone’s game.”
To find out more about Rainbow Laces please visit the Stonewall's click here.
Harrogate Town AFC and Community Foundation is proud to be supporting Stonewall’s annual Rainbow Laces campaign
4th December, 2020