We are joining thousands of sports fans and athletes who are lacing up this month for LGBT equality in sport as part of Stonewall’s award-winning Rainbow Laces campaign.
Stonewall, the UK’s leading charity for lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality, is this year challenging fans and athletes to be ‘active allies’ and play their part in ensuring LGBT people feel included in sport.
The Regard Group has been a Stonewall Diversity Champion since March 2018.
Staff at our Kingston upon Thames headquarters and throughout their 168 specialist services nationwide are currently taking part in a variety of awareness-raising activities, which include the team at head office dressing in rainbow colours.
People who live at Regard services are also participating, many of them producing rainbow-themed works of art to decorate their homes, such as the rainbow collage (pictured) created from hand-prints made by the people who live at their Wakeling House service in Suffolk.
This year’s Rainbow Laces campaign has proved so popular that Stonewall has decided to run it for a full three weeks, from 17 November to 7 December, including a mass lace up on 28 November when thousands of sports fans are expected to take part in a n a nationwide show of support for LGBT people in sport.
Regard CEO Carole Edmond said: “We’ve embraced Stonewall’s campaign as a way for everyone who works for, or is supported by, Regard to celebrate diversity and show support for LGBT equality and inclusivity.
“It’s just one of the many ways we actively promote service and workplace practices that ensure people who are part of the LGBT community feel at home with Regard.”
Stonewall works with the country’s leading organisations to create fully inclusive environments for staff, clients and the wider community. Further details about Stonewall and the Rainbow Laces campaign are here: www.stonewall.org.uk