The Premier League and all 20 clubs will be celebrating Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign over the next two match rounds, demonstrating their ongoing commitment to supporting LGBTQ+ inclusion and making it clear that FOOTBALL IS FOR EVERYONE.


All Premier League matches taking place between 27 November and 2 December will be dedicated to Rainbow Laces.


Clubs will show their support through a variety of activities, including on matchdays, with branding visible at every stadium. Rainbow-themed captain’s armbands, laces and pin badges have also been provided.


This year’s Rainbow Laces campaign encourages people to speak up on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. The League and clubs are using their reach and appeal to help people engage in meaningful conversation and show the importance of allyship.


As this year’s Rainbow Laces campaign gets under way, the Premier League will launch new education resources for primary and secondary school children. These resources, supported by Stonewall, aim to empower young people to tackle bullying and offensive language.


The secondary school resources focus on building the confidence and knowledge of young people aged 11 and over on introductory LGBTQ+ topics, exploring what it means to be an active ally to the LGBTQ+ community.


More than 18,000 primary schools in England and Wales will have access to the teaching materials that have been developed to help pupils challenge gender stereotypes as well as introducing the topic of allyship. Teachers can access the resources free of charge at