* Druids laces up to show support for LGBT equality in sport
* Thousands set to lace up for Wear Your Laces day on Wednesday 28 November
The Welsh Premier League joins Stonewall’s award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign this month to back LGBT equality in sport.
This year’s campaign from Stonewall, the UK’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, is challenging fans and athletes to be ‘active allies’ and to play their part in ensuring LGBT people feel included in sport.
Druids players will be wearing rainbow laces at our game on Friday against Bala Town.
The Rainbow Laces campaign will be running from Saturday 17 November until Friday 7 December. On Wednesday 28 November, thousands of fans are expected to take part in a mass lace up in a nationwide show of support for LGBT people in support.
The list of sports take part in this year’s campaign has grown exponentially, and now includes the British Olympic Association (Team GB), British Judo, English and Wales Cricket Board, English Football League, England Netball, England Rugby, England Rounders, the Football Association, the Football Association of Wales, the Football Association Women’s Super League and Championship, Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby, Premier League, Premiership Rugby, Professional Darts Corporation, Rounders England, Scottish Athletics, Scottish Professional Football League, Tyrells Premier 15s Women’s England Rugby UK Athletics, Welsh Athletics, Welsh Football Premiere Leagues, Welsh Regional Rugby clubs and Welsh Rugby Union.
The Rainbow Laces campaign is made possible by TeamPride, a consortium of 10 organisations committed to making sport everyone’s game. TeamPride members are adidas, Aon, Asos, Aviva, Barclays, eBay, Manchester United, Premier League, Sky Sports and Visa.
Kirsty Clarke, Stonewall’s Director of Sport, said: ‘We’re proud to have the support of Cefn Druids AFC for our Rainbow Laces campaign. It’s great to see organisations like Druids standing up as allies to LGBT people in sport and beyond. Their commitment to lacing up shows what an appetite there is for positive change across the sporting world.’
For more information about Stonewall please call 0207 593 1857. For more information about Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign, visit: http://www.stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/rainbowlaces