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U's stand with LGBTQ+ community with Rainbow Laces Matchday

19 October 2022

Cambridge United will show solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community this Saturday at the Club's annual Rainbow Laces fixture...

More than a million of us have laced up in support of LGBTQ+ equality in sport but many in the community still feel unwelcome in sport, fitness, and physical activity.

Sport - and football - is for all, and everyone should be welcome. Cambridge United is unwavering in its support for the LGBTQ+ community and is calling on its supporters to speak up with those around us. 

Today, there are more LGBTQ+ athletes than ever before competing openly as their true selves. 2022 saw the first openly gay player to come out in professional UK men’s football in over 30 years. The Lionesses became Euros Champions with 7 openly queer players on the squad. Over 40 openly LGBTQ+ athletes competed at this year’s Commonwealth Games.

But for every success story, there are countless more untold stories of LGBTQ+ people who are forced to abandon their love of sports and fitness which is why there is still so much more we can do. It's on all of us to effect change.

Rainbow Corner Flags, Substitute Boards and Captain Armbands will be used for this Saturday's game against Port Vale to help further raise awareness of the discrimination that LGBTQ+ people receive and to send a message that Cambridge United is United with the LGBTQ+ community. 

We are constantly aiming to improve and help make the Abbey Stadium as inclusive as possible, so if you would like to get in-touch with any feedback, please email

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