Wembley Arch turns rainbow in support of Pride in London

Thursday 25 Jun 2015
The Wembley arch goes rainbow for Pride
The FA has joined forces with Pride in London, the city’s biggest one-day event, and one of the world’s biggest Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) celebrations, by turning the iconic Arch rainbow colours.

The move comes in a show of solidarity and support for the campaign, which hosted more than 750,000 people at the various gatherings at last year’s event, with 30,000 people joining the parade itself.

The FA’s own work in tackling homophobia, biphobia and transphobia is an area in the ascendancy. Two national workshops on LGB&T participation for county FAs, clubs and leagues, the first of their kind in any sport in England, were held at Wembley and St Georges Park respectively at the tail end of last year.

The FA has joined forces with Pride in London

The FA has joined forces with Pride in London

The FA has also revised its policy for trans people who want to play football and have robust processes in place to support any LGB&T players who decide to come out. Support has consistently been given to a range of LGB&T organisations and initiatives, including the annual Football v Homophobia campaign in February, and there are plans in place to explore the football experiences of LGB&T young people.

To find out more about The FA's equality work read here.

By FA Staff