Gallagher and Premiership Rugby lend support to Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign

The campaign aims to promote equality and inclusivity within sport for LGBTQ+ people and tackle discrimination on every level to help make sport every
The campaign aims to promote equality and inclusivity within sport for LGBTQ+ people and tackle discrimination on every level to help make sport everyone’s game.
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Premiership Rugby and title partner Gallagher have combined to lend their support for Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign as the charity gears up for its 2021 programme of activity.

A special 'rainbow' branding in stadiums will be used in stadiums throughout the ninth round of the Gallagher Premiership that will be played between 26th and 28th November. The match officials will also wear and use specially commissioned rainbow shirts and flags during the fixtures.

With all 13 clubs supporting, the campaign aims to promote equality and inclusivity within sport for LGBTQ+ people and tackle discrimination on every level to help make sport everyone’s game.

“We’re proud once again to support Stonewall’s campaign alongside Gallagher and to be allies to all the LGBTQ+ people involved in rugby," said Wayne Morris the Community and CSR Director at Premiership Rugby.

"We strive hard every day to make our sport welcoming to all - we want rugby to be everyone’s game and we are prepared to play our part to make this happen.

“Many LGBTQ+ people feel they have to choose between loving and being involved in sport and being their true selves. No one should feel that they are unable to participate in any way or hold back who they are.

“Stonewell has explained that more than 40% of LGTQ+ people have experienced or witnessed prejudice in sport, with a shocking 82% claiming to feel unsafe or welcome in sport. This has to change.”

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