Lancashire Cricket supports Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Day
Lancashire Cricket is proud to be supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Day today (Wednesday 8 December).
Stonewall’s iconic Rainbow Laces campaign has become a symbol of inclusion across the world of sport and fitness.
Sport, physical activity, and the game of cricket can bring so many benefits to our lives – not just in terms of our wellbeing, but also in the ways they bring people together. People from all walks of life can gain a sense of belonging and community through shared passion.
Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces have brought visibility for LGBTQ+ people in sport and awareness around our experiences. Today, more than a million people have laced up, and two thirds of sport fans who’ve seen the campaign believe they have a responsibility to stand in solidarity for LGBTQ+ fans of the teams and sports they follow. However, the numbers show there is still much to do.
Lancashire Cricket captain, Dane Vilas, said: “It is massively important that, as a Club, we are able to promote initiatives such as Rainbow Laces Day to support LQBTQ+, diversity and inclusion across our game, sport and society in general.
“We want to make the game of cricket inclusive for everyone and it is vitally important that people can speak up, make their voice heard and help us to stamp out discrimination - not just in cricket but in every industry and organisation.
“Equality and inclusion are something which is part of the culture and values of Lancashire Cricket, and it is hugely important that we at Emirates Old Trafford are welcoming to people from as many different areas, cultures and background so that they know that anybody can come and be part of the Red Rose.”
Lancashire Cricket staff are being encouraged to wear rainbow colours this Friday, with rainbow laces available at Pavilion Reception and the on-site Hilton Garden Inn at Emirates Old Trafford.
To find out more about Rainbow Laces Day and the work done by Stonewall, please click here.