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PNE Support Rainbow Laces Campaign

31 October 2022

Preston North End are proud to be supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, with the club holding its annual Rainbow Laces matchday on Tuesday night.

Rainbow Laces brings visibility for LGBTQ+ people in sport, celebrating the inclusion of the community across sport as a whole, and more specifically the game we love.

The Rainbow Laces campaign, delivered by Stonewall, has been celebrated over the past couple of weeks up and down the football pyramid.

The key message this year is ‘inclusion has no off-season’, to encourage sports fans to continue having conversations to learn what everyone can do to make sport everybody’s game.

While progress has been made on and off the field in recent years to make football a more inclusive environment, there is still plenty of work to do to make members of the LGBTQ+ community feel safe and welcome in football.

Around the ground on Tuesday evening – when Swansea City are the visitors to Deepdale – will be rainbow-coloured corner flags, a rainbow-coloured captain’s armband, with rainbow laces also on show.

Preston North End Community and Education Trust has also been promoting the importance of celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with its NCS participants recently, who selected the Rainbow Laces campaign as one of their beneficiaries of their social action projects.

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