Leeds United further LGBT support..

Following the EFL’s successful contribution to Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign and the launch of ‘MarchingOutTogether’, the group for LGBT fans of Leeds United and their friends, the club and the EFL are proudly supporting the ‘Come Out 2 Play’ online initiative.

The initiative, ‘Come Out To Play’, is in place to further raise awareness around LGBT in the football community and works alongside the EFL’s continuing commitment to promoting LGBT inclusivity across football.

As well as running the 10 day campaign ‘Rainbow Laces’, the EFL and clubs work all season to promote an inclusive, accessible and welcoming environment for fans, players and staff. Further to Rainbow Laces, December see’s the EFL and club’s supporting ‘Come Out To Play’ – a social media campaign run by LGBT news site, Out News Global, aimed at supporting gay and bisexual footballers.

The online initiative comes after Leeds United’s recent supporte of the EFL’s Rainbow Laces campaign which saw White’s captain Liam Cooper support the campaign by wearing a rainbow coloured armband in the fixture against Aston Villa

EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “We are proud of our work to date in this important area but we know that there is much more that can be done.  The EFL is pleased to support campaigns such as Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces and the Come Out 2 Play initiative, in order to help raise awareness, whilst also promoting the values of the game and ensuring football provides everyone with a safe and welcoming environment.

“EFL Clubs are fully committed to providing a positive experience for all and the EFL will continue to back campaigns that complement the wider work of our Clubs in this area, underpinned by the EFL’s Equality Code of Practice.”

For more information click here - www.comeout2play.org