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Liverpool FA backing Rainbow Laces

The grassroots football community will be coming together this month and next to show their support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign.

This year’s Rainbow Laces campaign is called Lace Up and Speak Up, and focuses on opening up the conversation and talking about why football and its players, coaches, referees, spectators and fans support LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport on and off the pitch.

With our Inclusion programmes, Liverpool FA is committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to all, and continues to instil equality, diversity, and inclusivity throughout all of our work, both on and off the pitch.

Anthony Smith, Liverpool FA CEO, said: “Our aim is to provide football for everyone here in Liverpool and we’re proud to be working in partnership with Stonewall and the FA once again for this year's Rainbow Laces campaign.”

How can you get involved?

  • Activate your Club, League or Community involvement by downloading the Stonewall Rainbow Laces Activation Guide.
  • Supporting LGBTQ+ communities through the power of conversation.

Click on the below links from Stonewall for ideas on how to do this.

10 tips to step up as an ally to LGBTQ+ people in sport

Listen to LGBTQ+ people’s experiences of sport 

Support for children and young people to engage in LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport 

Workshops to empower real change