Arsenal in the Community

Arsenal show support for Rainbow Laces Day

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As part of the Rainbow Laces campaign, we have been working with young people in our community projects to promote ways in which they can challenge prejudice and abuse in sport. 

The campaign is a way for everyone involved in sport to show their support for LGBT equality and inclusivity.

This year, the focus has been on how to become an active ally to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual people in sport. 

With this focus in mind, our BTEC and gap year students have been taking part in Stonewall education sessions at The Arsenal Hub, led by Arsenal in the Community staff.

As well as signing Stonewall's pledge to come out as an active ally to LGBT people in sport, the groups also learned how to report abuse as well as tips for challenging anti-LGBT language.

All Premier League clubs will begin their involvement with the Rainbow Laces campaign on Friday and there will be a rainbow presence at Emirates Stadium on Sunday for the north London derby against Tottenham Hotspur. 

At Arsenal, we're proud of the diversity within our team and amongst our supporters. Through our Arsenal for Everyone campaign we want to ensure that everyone associated with the club feels an equal sense of belonging.

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