eBay announced as official partner for LGBT Rainbow Laces campaign

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eBay partners with Stonewall to promote LGBT Rainbow Laces Campaign

Leading marketplace eBay is joining forces with leading UK LGBT rights charity, Stonewall as the official retailer of Rainbow Laces, the charity’s campaign to kick homophobia out of football.

Top sports personalities and athletes will be pledging their support to the LGBT community next week by brightening up their boots with Rainbow Laces in a bid to make sport everyone’s game. eBay has been announced as the official merchandiser of Rainbow Laces for fans to also purchase and sport the bright colours in a mass show of support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender equality in sport.

Events kick off on Friday 24th November and continue through to Sunday 3rd December with teams across British Basketball, the British Olympic Association (Team GB), British Cycling, England Hockey, England Rugby, the English Cricket Board, English Football League, Football Association, Great British Wheelchair Rugby, Premier League, Premiership Rugby, Professional Football Association, Rugby Football League, Scottish Professional Football Association, UK Athletics, Welsh Football Association and Welsh Rugby.


All teams will be coming together to don the Rainbow Laces which are now available to purchase on for £2.99.

Diversity and Inclusion Lead at eBay in the UK, Chris Gardner said on the partnership: "Diversity and Inclusion are core values at eBay. We are proud to be the official site for people to buy Stonewall's Rainbow Laces and look forward to working closely with them as part of TeamPride to support and celebrate LGBT inclusion in Sport."


Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, said: “It is great to have eBay on board as an active member of our Rainbow Laces movement. Many LGBT people want to take part in sport, as either players or fans, and to do this, they need really clear signals that they are welcome.

‘Fans showing their support is a really important part of that and so we’re pleased eBay is encouraging people to ‘come out’ for LGBT equality and to show that sport is everyone’s game.’

To get involved in this colourful campaign, you can purchase your very own pair of Rainbow Laces here:

For more information about Stonewall please call 0207 593 1857.  For more information about Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign, visit:

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