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Hatters supporting Rainbow Laces campaign!

Saturday's fixture chosen to highlight inclusion and 'Lace Up and Speak Up'

27 November 2021

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The Hatters will proudly support Stonewall's Rainbow Laces campaign when Cardiff City visit on Saturday afternoon.

The global movement raises awareness of LGBTQ+ equality and this year aims to ‘Lace Up and Speak Up’ in the hope every conversation will take them one step closer to their ambition of making football everyone’s game.

The captain will wear a rainbow armband – with the Kenilworth Road corner flags also donning a rainbow for the afternoon.

The EFL and clubs will also be using Rainbow Laces weekends to re-emphasise their ‘Together Against Discrimination’ match-day messaging which was launched at the start of the season.

And as part of the campaign, the EFL will host its inaugural LGBTQ+ Fans’ Forum on Monday 6 December, providing all 72 Clubs with a platform to discuss how football can become more inclusive.

More than a million people have laced up, and 12 million participants engage every year. Thanks to your support:

• 78 per cent of sport fans who saw the campaign considered that LGBTQ+ people are part of the sport community.
• 66 per cent of fans who saw the campaign feel they have a responsibility to stick up for LGBTQ+ fans of the teams and sports they follow.
• As a result of seeing the campaign, 45 per cent of sports fans believe they would be more likely to challenge anti-LGBTQ+ language at live sport fixtures.

Laces have brought the awareness. Now we all need to bring the conversation.

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