The Special One Football Club Liverpool FC will support this year’s Pride in Liverpool festival with “a host of activities taking place across the club.”
The Reds have reported that they are a proud sponsor of the 2019 festival, in what will be the club’s seventh year supporting Pride, which celebrates the LGBT+ community.
Also, this year’s Pride in Liverpool will be delivered by LCR Pride Foundation, a new organisation established this year to extend the message of Pride across the Liverpool City Region and outside the annual Pride festival.
These special actions taken by LFC are not new as Liverpool FC were the first Premier League football club to take part in a Pride march back in 2012, widely supported by the local community and the club’s staff. In particular, the Reds will be marching in Liverpool FC t-shirts which they have customised themselves in the same message.
The theme calls “to all people, regardless of where they are from or how they identify, to take pride in their identity and come together in the spirit of friendship, love and respect.”
Moreover, Anfield’s famous Kop will be joining many other iconic buildings across the city to be lit up each night in the colours of the rainbow flag from Saturday July 20.
LFC’s CEO, Peter Moore said: “Our club is very passionate about, and committed to the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion with our staff, players and supporters”.
“We are proud to be the first football club to receive the Premier League Equality Standard Advanced Level for our equality and diversity work both within the club and the wider community.
We’ll show our colours in support of this year’s Pride in Liverpool festival with a host of activities taking place across the club. 🙌
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 15, 2019