Wembley Arch turns rainbow in support of Pride in London
The FA has joined forces with Pride in London, the city’s biggest one-day event, and one of the world’s biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) celebrations, by turning the iconic Arch rainbow colours.
The move comes in a show of solidarity and support for the campaign, which hosted more than 750,000 people at the various gatherings at last year’s event, with 30,000 people joining the parade itself.
The Association’s own work in tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is an area in the ascendancy. Two national workshops on LGBT participation for county FAs, clubs and leagues, the first of their kind in any sport in England, were held at Wembley and St Georges Park respectively at the tail end of last year.
The governing body has also revised its policy for trans people who want to play football and have robust processes in place to support any LGBT players who decide to come out. Support has been given to a range of LGBT organisations and initiatives, including the annual Football v Homophobia campaign in February, and there are plans in place to explore the football experiences of LGBT young people.
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From The FA