Rotherham United are proud to be pledging their support to LGBT+ History Month during this evening’s Sky Bet League One fixture with Morecambe at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
The event, which takes place throughout the month of February is a chance to shed new light on the history of lesbian, gay, bi and trans people within the UK and celebrate their contributions to our society.
This year will mark Pride 50, the 50th anniversary of the first Pride event in the UK. As well as celebrating achievements of the past, the event will also be turning an eye towards the future, with the question of what we want to see the world look like for LGBTQ+ people in 2072.
Here at Rotherham United, we believe wholeheartedly that football is everyone’s game and we strive to make our Football Club a safe environment for all to come and enjoy their football at AESSEAL New York Stadium.
In conjunction with our fantastic Community Sports Trust, we official launched our Proud Millers LGBTQ+ and Allies Support Group, with the aim to ensure our club becomes even more accessible and inclusive organisation for all our members and community.
Proud Millers offers a safe space where fans, participants and allies alike can discuss how Rotherham United and society as a whole can become more inclusive for people from an LGBTQ+ background, whether this be through regular inclusive sports sessions or community education campaigns.
Rotherham United Head of Community Jamie Noble was quick to reaffirm the football club’s commitment to making everyone welcome at AESSEAL New York Stadium and stressed the importance of celebrating the achievements of individuals from an LGBT+ background.
“Equality and inclusivity are two key messages that are right at the cornerstone of our priorities here at Rotherham United, not just on the pitch by off it as well.
“Tireless work goes into ensuring that we create an environment where everyone – from all backgrounds – can enjoy their football here at AESSEAL New York Stadium and we are immensely proud of what we have achieved so far.
“The ever-growing profile of the Rainbow Laces campaign shows just how hard Stonewall have worked to raise awareness, but just like ourselves, their work is around the clock, all year round.
“This is again highlighted by LGBT+ History Month, where we will join other clubs and organisations across the world to celebrate the achievements of people who have strived to make the world a more inclusive place for all.”