Lace Up and Speak Up: Driving change
The FA and the County FA network are delighted to be a part of the 2022 Rainbow Laces campaign.
The campaign will take place from Wednesday 19 October to Monday 31 October. Wednesday 26 October will be this year’s ‘wear your rainbow laces day’, when teams, leagues, businesses, schools, and leading sports personalities all over the word will be getting together to wear their laces with pride.
More than a million of us have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ equality in sport. But many in this community still feel unwelcome in sport, fitness, and physical activity. Because people bully, belittle, and exclude, making them feel out of place. Sport is for all, and everyone should be welcome. Laces have brought the awareness. Now we all need to speak up with those around us.
There are two ways to inspire action, Lacing Up and Speaking Up. Over the course of the campaign, we encourage you to take these actions.
The main activation day is Rainbow Laces Day on 26th October when everyone will come together online and in varies settings to show their support.
We hope you will show your support by engaging with the campaign throughout this period so that together, we can make football everyone’s game. As we lace up this year, the call to action will be to have a conversation about why you are wearing Rainbow Laces.
These conversations can be with friends and family, in a club or with teammates. Stonewall’s activation pack covers some great conversation starters, alongside ideas on how to plan and execute your campaign or show your support for the campaign.
Rainbow Laces 2022 Activation Pack
Use this comprehensive guide to help ensure you are doing everything possible to support the Rainbow Laces campaign.
How can you support Rainbow Laces?
Use this checklist to keep tabs on all of the different aspects of the campaign. This is also included in the Activation Pack.
What does LGBT+ mean? How you can educate others on LGBT+ inclusion? Where can you find support?
Gain an insight into how everyday life affects people who identify as LGBT+.
Print out this easy-to-use activity for young people to spark the conversation on what LGBT+ is.
Download Stonewall’s activation pack to best support the Rainbow Laces campaign.