Thursday Video from Nupafeed: Equestrian Team GBR & BEF Show LGBT Support

A British rider plaits a pair of rainbow laces, one of 75,000 pairs distributed through Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign, into a mane. Photo via Equestrian Team GBR’s Facebook page.

“Every player, every athlete, every team is stronger when sport welcomes and supports everyone. 

“It’s down to all of us to become an active ally to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people.

“It’s about working together, whether that’s playing for fun, playing to win, or cheering on your favourite athletes or team. 

“When we all play our part, we can make sport everyone’s game.”

That’s the mission behind Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces, a campaign set up to celebrate and support LGBT equality and inclusivity within sports — including equestrian sport. Equestrian Team Great Britain and the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) have embraced the campaign, which began Nov. 17 and runs through tomorrow.

Equestrian Team GBR changed its logo colors from the traditional red, white and blue to the colors of the rainbow across social media …

Images courtesy of Equestrian Team GB.

… and posted this video:

Equestrian Team Great Britain and the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) have embraced the campaign, which began Nov. 17 and runs through tomorrow.

Rainbow Laces

Notice anything different?

We are showing our colours and supporting Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign to celebrate and support LGBT equality and inclusivity in equestrian sport and beyond.

Read more: http://bit.ly/BEFRainbowLaces

Posted by Equestrian Team GBR on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

We applaud the organizations and riders who have embraced the campaign, and encourage eventers on both sides of the pond to follow their lead. As the campaign puts it, “It’s down to all of us to be an active ally to lesbian, gay, bi and trans people in sport. It’s about being a teammate and taking responsibility. It’s not just about showing your support, it’s about playing your part in challenging prejudice and abuse.”

Learn more about the Rainbow Laces Campaign at www.stonewall.org.uk. Go Eventing.

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