Tradition swapped for rainbow colours


This football team changed their strip in a cool show of support for LGBT people


One of Australia’s oldest football teams today swapped tradition for a rainbow show of support for LGBT people.

University Blacks

The University Blacks wore the rainbow strip today

The University Blacks, as part of a broader campaign to support LGBT people, swapped their traditional colours for rainbow jumpers.


The move was part of the ‘gay, that’s ok’, campaign.


As well as having players wear the rainbow jerseys, the team also painted its 50-metre line with rainbows.

The initiative was inspired by former player Lachlan Beaton, who hid his sexuality for years before coming out.

Lachlan Beaton Interview

The team in todays show of support became the first of its kind in the Victorian Amateur Football Association to do so.

Other teams have already announced plans to do the same in upcoming matches.

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