Rainbow Laces 2020

#CampaignUpdate November 2020

Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the goverments decisions to go back into a National Lockdown, we have decided to postpone this campaign until the New Year, with possibilities of a Febuaray start for LGBT+ History Month.

#CampaignUpdate October 2020

Chris Dow (Vice President) and Lucy Smith (Representation and Democracy Coordinator) are working with Stonewall to purchase the Rainbow Laces for LTSU. We look to role out this campaign during the closing weeks of November.

Sport has the power to bring us together. 

Clubs and communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome, and it's down to all of us to make that happen. That's why we, Leeds Trinity Students' Union, proudly stand alongside Stonewall in promoting equality and diversity. Our clubs came together last November to celebrate Stonewall's 2019/20 Rainbow Laces campaign and show support for all LGBT people in Sport and beyond. At all LTSU Sport Club fixtures on BUCS Wednesday 27th November 2019, our players wore rainbow laces.

Whether we're cheering or competing, we are all at our best when we feel part of the team. But 4 in 10 LGBT people don’t think sport is welcoming. Sport has an amazing power to bring people together. Following and taking part can give us community, energy and a sense of belonging. That’s why we all need to play our part to make sport everyone’s game.

When you step up and play your part, others will follow.

The Problem

  • 43% of LGBT people think public sporting events aren’t a welcoming space for LGBT people.
  • 11% of LGBT people have been discriminated against while exercising at a fitness club or taking part in group sport in the last year. 28 per cent of trans people have been discriminated against.
  • 14% of LGBT pupils – including 29 per cent of trans pupils – are bullied during sports lessons.
  • 56% of sport fans who saw Rainbow Laces agree that more needs to be done to make LGBT people feel accepted in sport.

This Year

To be Announced! Watch This Space!

How can I get Involved?

1: Register your interest in this Campaign HERE.

2. Have you been helped by the outcome of this campaign. Share your story with us.

 

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