Today’s fixture is the Hatters’ dedicated matchday in support of Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, aiming to show that LGBT people are welcome at every level of sport and especially, in our case, here at Kenilworth Road.
The ‘Make Sport Everyone’s Game’ campaign has generated huge support in recent years, and over the past fortnight supporters will have seen various elements of Stonewall’s activity to encourage LGBT equality.
There will be players on the pitch wearing the rainbow laces in their boots today, the two captains will be sporting the rainbow armbands and the corner flags and substitutes’ board will be changed for the game to depict the colours of the rainbow.
The two captains and match officials will hold a special pennant and several pairs of the laces tied together, as they pose for the traditional pre-match handshake pictures on the centre spot, to show unity in the campaign for LGBTQ equality.
You will have seen that the cover of Our Town, our matchday graphics on social media and the club crest on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram has been altered to depict Luton Town Football Club’s support.
We know that many LGBT people live and breathe football, and that the game should be for everyone. Whether we’re cheering or competing, we are all at our best when we feel part of the team and we can all lead the way by doing little things to be more inclusive.
Together we can make sport everyone’s game.
Anyone who wants to find out more about the Rainbow Laces and Come Out Active campaign should visit www.stonewall.org.uk/rainbowlaces.
You can also find information on social media by searching for #RainbowLaces and #ComeOutActive and @stonewalluk on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.