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NEWS: Coventry City show Rainbow Laces support this Monday

28 October 2023

Club News

NEWS: Coventry City show Rainbow Laces support this Monday

28 October 2023

Coventry City will be showing its continuing support for the LGBTQ+ community at our game against West Bromwich Albion on Monday night.

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 supported by clubs from across the professional pyramid in the United Kingdom each year, and is celebrating its tenth anniversary having been founded in 2013. The Sky Blues have chosen to show their support for the campaign at this Monday's televised fixture.

Rainbow Laces have brought visibility for LGBTQ+ people in sport and awareness too. 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 captain’s armbands and digital assets around the stadium in support of the campaign, as well as in our matchday programme where we will be hearing from Proud Sky Blues, the new supporters group representing LGBTQ+ fans.

For more information, click here.

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.

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