GUFC will be supporting the national 2017 Rainbow Round of Sport.
LGBTI prejudice is still a problem in sport – and that’s 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. Wear your laces for the Rainbow Round of Sport between
Thursday 6 April and Sunday 9 April 2017.
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”
It makes no bloody sense.
We won’t sit on the sidelines while something like homophobia threatens to taint the sport we love