Today, 27th November 2019, is Rainbow Laces Day 2019. It comes during the annual campaign led by our fellow campaigners at Stonewall aimed at increasing LGBT+ visibility within the beautiful game and is supported by both the Premier League & the Football League.
LGBT+ visibility within football here in the U.K. has never been higher, with over 40 dedicated supporter groups at club level and Three Lions Pride acting as pioneers on the international stage. Yet LGBT+ fans still face abuse in the stands and on social media, particularly at this time of year. With that in mind, when fans came together for #CallitOut19 we took a lighthearted look at some of the most common things we hear with a little help from our friends at Pride of Irons and West Ham United.
If you’d like to get involved in this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign then check out these resources from the FA, contact your club’s LGBT+ supporter group (have a look here to see if your club has a group) or reach out to us by email and check out our toolbox if your club doesn’t yet have an LGBT+ group.