Club supporting drive to Make Sport Everyone’s Game
- Huddersfield Town supports Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign
- Club will show its support at game against QPR on Saturday
- Campaign aims to ‘Make Sport Everyone’s Game’
Huddersfield Town will proudly support Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign at Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship game against Queens Park Rangers.
Running from 26 November to 13 December 2020, the Rainbow Laces campaign is working with elite sports and across communities to ‘Make Sport Everyone’s Game’.
12 million people in Britain saw the Rainbow Laces campaign in November 2019, including a massive 35 per cent of all sport fans. More importantly, Rainbow Laces has helped foster positive attitudes towards LGBT people in sport and persuaded allies to play their part.
In a Stonewall survey after last year’s campaign, 62% of fans felt they have a responsibility to stick up for LGBT fans of the teams and sports they follow, compared to 48% who didn’t see the campaign.
66% of fans feel more confident that reports of anti-LGBT language at live sport fixtures will be taken seriously, whilst 46% of sports fans believe they would be more likely to challenge anti-LGBT language at live sport fixtures, and 45% would be more likely to challenge it on social media.
The impact of COVID-19 means many of us need sport and physical activity more than ever – whether we’ve just started to get active or we’ve relied on our sport community to get us through. Sport should be a haven for LGBT people, and this campaign strives to ensure that they feel welcome.
Several of Town’s players will wear the Rainbow Laces this weekend in support of the campaign, and the Club’s digital channels will use Stonewall’s assets too.
You can learn more by following Stonewall on social media - @stonewalluk – and by following the hashtag #RainbowLaces.