Banner image

City show support for rainbow laces campaign

As part of Stonewall’s campaign, City welcomed the club’s associated LGBT+ friendly football team - Bristol City Panthers - to BS3 for last weekend’s fixture.

Bristol City Panthers players joined matchday presenter Ian ‘Downsy’ Downs at half time of City’s home fixture against Nottingham Forest to discuss the importance of diversity in football and creating a safe space for individuals to be able to express themselves.

Panthers vice-chair, Pete Davey, said, “There are currently no out gay male players in the EFL so there is still a lack of role models for gay people who come to the games and there is still homophobia which goes on at grounds across the country.

“Rainbow laces acts as a reminder that there is still a lot of work to be done to make football an inclusive environment for all.”

 

Bristol City Panthers are one of the first LGBT+ friendly football teams in the UK to form an official association with a professional club. For more information about the team please click here.

Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign aims to make sport everyone’s game, with national teams, professional teams, players, and fans from across football showing their support for LGBT+ people in sport. For full information about this year’s rainbow laces campaign, please click here.

Latest News

📆 City take on Pilgrims in pre-season

📆 City take on Pilgrims in pre-season

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

📖 Part 2: Wonderful Weimann's record-breaking year

📖 Part 2: Wonderful Weimann's record-breaking year

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

🗓 On this day: Bristol City 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

🗓 On this day: Bristol City 3-0 Bolton Wanderers

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

📣 Job Vacancy: Women’s Lead Performance Analyst

📣 Job Vacancy: Women’s Lead Performance Analyst

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022

Also from Bristol Sport

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert
Stadium icon

Gate Guide: The Killers Concert

With just a few days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

The Killers Concert: Travel Information
Stadium icon

The Killers Concert: Travel Information

With just two days to go until The Killers play at Ashton Gate, concert-goers are urged to take advantage of special event Shuttle Buses laid on to help get fans to and from the stadium.

Posted: Tuesday, May 24th 2022 • Stadium

End of season awards 2021/22: who won what?
Rugby icon

End of season awards 2021/22: who won what?

Bristol Bears men held their End of Season Awards dinner at Ashton Gate on Sunday evening, with Joe Joyce's outstanding campaign recognised with three awards.

Posted: Monday, May 23rd 2022 • Rugby

Highlights: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Highlights: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears

Jennine Detiveaux's last-gasp try saw Exeter Chiefs snatch a last-gasp victory in a pulsating Allianz Premier 15s semi-final at Sandy Park.

Posted: Monday, May 23rd 2022 • Rugby

Report: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears
Rugby icon

Report: Exeter Chiefs 28-24 Bristol Bears

Jennine Detiveaux's last-gasp try saw Exeter Chiefs snatch a last-gasp victory in a pulsating Allianz Premier 15s semi-final at Sandy Park.

Posted: Sunday, May 22nd 2022 • Rugby