LACE UP FOR THE LOVE OF SPORT!
For many years, AUVC has been a proud supporter of the LGBTI community. And we want to make it known that Homophobia has NO PLACE in our club!
Thanks to SKINS & PrideInSport, all AUVC Memberships purchased in 2017, all AUVC State league players & Committee Members will have the opportunity to receive a FREE pair of Rainbow Shoelaces (while stocks last) to show your support and join the #RainbowLaces campaign!
When you receive your laces, upload a photo of your shoes with your rainbow laces and tag
#KNOTME #RAINBOWLACES #BackTheBlacks
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LGBTI prejudice is still a problem in sport - and that is unacceptable! Discrimination is robbing us of talent on the field and hurting fans off it. If you love sport, Rise Up and lace up to make everyone feel welcome.
The 2015 international study ‘Out On The Fields’ highlighted just how widespread homophobia is in sport;
- 46% of participants believed that LGB’s are not accepted in sporting culture (versus 1% that did)
- 73% of gay men surveyed felt that homophobia is more common in team sports than other parts of society
- 84% of people who took part said homophobic jokes occur “all the time”, “often” or “sometimes”