Coventry City will be supporting the Rainbow Laces campaign at Tuesday's game against Rotherham United.
The Rainbow Laces campaign aims to create a broader, louder and more impactful movement for the involvement of LGBTQ+ communities in sport, with the hope that every conversation will take them one step closer to achieving their ambition of making sport everyone’s game.
The Rainbow Laces campaign is running from 19th October until 31st October, with Rainbow Laces Day falling on Wednesday 26th October, and is being supported by clubs from across the professional pyramid in the United Kingdom.
The Sky Blues will be showing their support for the game against Rotherham United on Tuesday, 25th October, with kick-off at 7:45pm.
Rainbow Laces have brought visibility for LGBTQ+ people in sport and awareness around our experiences. Today, more than a million people have laced up, and two thirds of sport fans who’ve seen the campaign believe they have a responsibility to stand in solidarity for LGBTQ+ fans of the teams and sports they follow. However, there is still much to do.
Sport and physical activity can bring so many benefits to our lives – not just in terms of wellbeing, but also in the ways they bring people together. People from all walks of life can gain a sense of belonging and community through shared passion. And LGBTQ+ people deserve to be a part of this, and shouldn’t feel excluded or shut out just because of who they are.
Over a million of us have laced up with Rainbow Laces in support of LGBTQ+ equality in sport. But many in this community still feel unwelcome in sport and fitness settings, as people bully, belittle and exclude, making them feel out of place.
Coventry City believes that football is for all, and everyone should be welcome at our games.
Laces have brought the awareness. Now we all need to speak up with those around us and make sure everyone feels empowered to support with pride.
Fans can expect to see rainbow coloured corner flags, captain’s armbands and digital assets around the stadium in support of the campaign, as well as in our matchday programme.
If you witness or hear any discrimination on matchdays, you can use our anonymous text service.
Text 07537 453 117. Simply begin your message with the Block/Seat location of the incident – followed by details of the incident. We will treat your message in the strictest confidence.
Lace up. Speak Up. Make sport everyone’s game.