Rainbow Laces 2016

Homophobia in sport is not acceptable. Currently some students feel they unable to take part in sports on campus. Here at the Guild, and in Sport Liverpool, we believe that sport should be an inclusive environment open to all and that anyone should feel comfortable joining a sports team. So we are working with the Athletic Union, to encourage sports teams to wear rainbow laces to show their support of the campaign and send a message that homophobia in sport is not acceptable.



  • Every club captain will sign our pledge to eradicate homophobia from sport
  • Every sports club will wear Rainbow Laces
  • Get 300 engagements on Facebook and Twitter 

What we’re doing

  • Give out Rainbow Laces to sports teams
  • Design and create a giant pledge for sports teams to sign
  • Support LGBT society to put on events during LGBT History Month

How you can help

Got a minute? Tweet in support of the campaign, #RainbowLaces and share our infographics

Got ten? Member of a sports team? Come and grab some rainbow laces & wear them at your next fixture

Got longer? E-mail guildweb@liverpool.ac.uk  to get more involved

This is the pledge we are asking every club captain to sign:

1) We believe that everyone should be able to participate in and enjoy sport – whoever they are and whatever their background.
2) We believe that sport is about fairness and equality, respect and dignity. Sport teaches individuals how to strive and succeed, how to cope with success and disappointment, and brings people together with a common goal.
3) We are committed to making these values a reality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. We will work together, and individually, to rid sport of homophobia and transphobia.
4) We will make sport a welcome place for everyone – for those participating in sport, those attending sporting events and for those working or volunteering in sports at any level. We will work with all these groups to ensure they have a voice, and to challenge unacceptable behaviour.

Find out more about the campaign.

Read Rosie's blog about why the Guild got involved.


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