Manchester United teams up with LGBT rights group Stonewall in UK’s first sports partnership
Manchester United has become the first UK sports team to partner with gay rights organisation Stonewall.
The most successful team in British football history has announced that they will work with the charity “to tackle LGBT issues in sport and society”.
After joining in with Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign last year, the club – which is worth £2.2 billion – moved to cement its relationship with the charity and the LGBT community.
The partnership will see United’s ground play host to Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Summit in May, with sports leaders gathering at the red devils' home ground Old Trafford to gain skills and knowledge for LGBT activism.
Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, said: “Manchester United’s support means we can reach millions of football fans both here and around the world, to encourage them to do their part in making all people feel welcome in sport.
“It’s crucial for organisations like Manchester United to show they not only welcome LGBT people, but are active in leading the change.”
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