LGBT+ Support from Students' Union Sports Teams

This event has now passed.

Date: 01 February - 29 February 2016

Support sporting LGBT individuals

The following sports teams will be wearing rainbow laces or wristbands to demonstrate support for LGBT+ History Month and LGBT+ Individuals: Squash, Rugby Union, Basketball, Badminton, American Football, Boat, Dance, Riding, Sub Aqua and Volleyball.

See Stonewall who run a similar campaign.

LGBT discrimination is a big problem in sport

Homophobia, biphobia and transphobia remains a big problem in sport. Seven in ten fans have heard homophobic abuse on the football terraces and shockingly 60 per cent of gay and bisexual men and 40 per cent of lesbian and bisexual women expect to experience discrimination if they were to take part in a team sport.

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