Premier League agrees Stonewall partnership

The Premier League and Stonewall have agreed a three-year collaboration to promote lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality in football.

As part of the agreement, the organisations and its member clubs will work with the charity to encourage LGBT people to get involved in the sport in any capacity, including playing, supporting a club or working in an off-pitch role.

The Premier League will also join Stonewall’s Global Diversity Champions programme, which will help the league to ensure that it is providing an inclusive environment for its LGBT employees.

ECB joins Stonewall Rainbow Laces campaign

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has joined Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign in a show of support for equality for lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

In partnership with Sky Sports, the Natwest T20 Blast and Kia Super League are lacing up for their matches throughout the weekend (10th – 13th August).

Rainbow Flags will be part of the guard of honour for every match, a rainbow decoration will adorn cricket stumps and every ground will be given a rainbow makeover.

Stonewall joins Brighton & Hove Tri

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, is joining forces with Brighton and Hove Triathlon as an official charity partner to champion diversity in the world of triathlon.

In 2016, Brighton and Hove Triathlon launched the UK’s very first Rainbow Wave, inviting individuals to race on closed roads to promote diversity. Focusing on equality and inclusion, the Rainbow Wave is about showing support for diversity in an open and accepting sport. As part of the 2016 event, a large group of NHS employees raced in the wave to raise money for an HIV charity.

Organisations sign up to support TeamPride

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has confirmed that its Rainbow Laces campaign will return in November thanks to the support of the newly-formed TeamPride coalition.

The Rainbow Laces movement aims to show that everyone can participate and enjoy sport, whoever they are and whatever their background. Global organisations including Aon, adidas and Aviva have come together to show support for the campaign, by joining TeamPride as founding members. 

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