Out Stanley Out is the LGBTQI+ group for Accrington Stanley Football Club supporters.
Whilst the group is set up by and for supporters of the club from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Trans and QI (LGBTQI+) community, membership is not exclusive: it is also open to anybody who supports the group’s aims including friends, families and allies.
We want to help make Accrington Stanley’s Wham Stadium – and football in general – inclusive spaces where everyone feels safe to be themselves. The aim is that, by having a visible and supportive network already in place, people will feel comfortable to come forward and be confident in attending football matches knowing that this supportive environment of LGBTQI+ fans and their allies exists.
Our name is a take on the famous ASFC supporters’ cry of ‘On, Stanley, On!’, and reflects our hope that LGBTQI+ supporters can be out, proud and safe in the football environment and everywhere else in society.
With the support of the OASST, Out Stanley Out is proud to announce that a badge will be produced showing the group’s logo. It will be available to buy in time for the Rainbow Laces match against Bolton Wanderers in October.
The new badge can act as a visible way for anyone to say that they share the group’s aims – they will be open to all to purchase and buyers wouldn’t have to be members in order to own one but it can be a good thing that these are visible as more supporters wear them.
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