Rainbow Laces Vision: Today, there are more LGBTQ+ athletes than ever before competing openly as their true selves. 2022 saw the first openly gay player to come out in professional UK men’s football in over 30 years. The Lionesses became Euros Champions with 7 openly LGBTQ+ players on the squad, and over 40 out athletes competed at this year’s Commonwealth Games. But for every success story, there are countless more untold stories of LGBTQ+ people who are forced to abandon their love of sports and fitness. Because in the gym and in the stands, people bully, belittle and exclude, making them feel out of place. Sport is for all, and everyone should be welcome. There is still so much more we can do. That’s why LGBTQ+ inclusion has no off season.
Rainbow Laces Stonewall.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/rainbow-laces
Football vs Homophobia www.FootballvHomophobia.com
Kick It Out www.kickitout.org