The Rainbow Laces campaign was designed to bring visibility to LGBTQ acceptance in sports. It is overseen by Stonewall, an LGBTQ rights group in the United Kingdom. While it got its start in England, it has spread around the world, particularly in the sports of soccer and rugby. Rainbow Laces have even made an appearance at the Olympics.
Sep 23, 2014, 1:21am PDT
December 3, 2021
Through "Lace It Up and Speak Up," some of the U.K.’s best soccer players are communicating directly with their LGBTQ supporters.
December 5, 2019
In the middle of the Rainbow Laces campaign, a homophobic chant directed at Chelsea reminds Premier League fans of the problems embedded in soccer culture.
October 22, 2019
Newly elected co-chair of The Chelsea Supporters’ Trust in the UK repeatedly flaunted his anti-LGBTQ views to other board members
February 16, 2019
These uniform jerseys proclaim with pride: "Football v. Homophobia"
December 6, 2018
Gilly Flaherty plays for England’s national team and professionally for West Ham United.
November 27, 2018
Greg McLean gives another face to the widespread acceptance of gay men in English soccer during the Rainbow Laces campaign.
November 26, 2018
Rugby players around the world are wearing Rainbow Laces to show support for Gareth Thomas and gay athletes.
November 12, 2018
English soccer will again sport rainbows this month to demonstrate support for LGBTQ inclusion.
February 9, 2018
Team GB gave all of their athletes Rainbow Laces for the Winter Olympics.
December 6, 2017
The Football Association chief and CEO both made a statement inside the Kremlin.
November 27, 2017
Rainbow Laces has its largest visibility in fight against homophobia in sports.
May 18, 2017
FA chief fails to see acceptance is here now.
May 12, 2017
Stonewall UK organizing May 15 LGBT sports summit.
April 4, 2017
Campaign designed to raise awareness about homophobia.