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Rainbow Laces

Football has the power to bring us together. 

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Clubs and communities are stronger when everyone feels welcome, and it's down to all of us to make that happen.

That's why we, the Premier League, proudly stand alongside Stonewall in promoting equality and diversity.

We will ensure everyone within the organisation and all those connected to clubs, including supporters, feel safe and welcome, irrespective of sexual orientation or gender identity.

A key focus of the partnership with Stonewall will be encouraging LGBT+ acceptance among children and young people involved in community and education initiatives such as Premier League Primary Stars and Premier League Kicks, and within Academies.

Coaches, teachers and leaders will be equipped with bespoke resources and programmes developed by the League and Stonewall which promote positive attitudes towards the LGBT+ community.

Our clubs will also come together between between 27 November and 2 December to celebrate the latest Rainbow Laces campaign and show support for all LGBT+ people in football and beyond.

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At all Premier League fixtures across the two Matchweeks, there will be Rainbow Laces ball plinths, handshake boards and substitutes boards as well as the LED perimeter boards at the stadiums highlighting the campaign.

There will also be rainbow armbands for captains, rainbow laces and pin badges to let everyone show their support. 

Our digital channels will feature a rainbow Premier League logo and promote the campaign as well as the LGBT+ inclusion work of our clubs.

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