The Wanderers will be donning their #RainbowLaces for this weekend’s Rainbow Round of Sport.
The Red & Black have joined the Pride in Sport and SKINS national campaign to show support to LGBTI athletes, administrators, and fans, letting them know that they are welcome at every level of sport.
The 2015 Out on the Fields Research conducted by Repucorn on behalf of The Australian Sports Commission and The Bingham Cup Sydney, showed that 75% of Australian participants believe an openly LGB person would not be very safe as a spectator and 80% of participants (both straight at LGB) had witnessed or experienced homophobia in sport.
So if you love sport, it’s time to rise up and lace up to make everyone feel welcome as only 2% of Australian’s believe LGBTI’s are accepted in sporting culture.
At this Saturday's match against Melbourne Victory at ANZ Stadium, the Wanderers will be showing their support for the #RainbowLaces campaign with a number of activities helping raise awareness, which includes an activation in the precinct with players from the Sydney Rangers and Flying Bats and along with players from the Wanderers lacing up their boots with rainbow laces for the match.
If you’d like to join in and show support, you can collect a free pair of Rainbow Laces inside the stadium on the concourse.
For more information on the #RainbowLaces campaign, see rainbowlaces.net