Essex celebrate Pride & Rainbow Laces Campaign


Cricket celebrated and promoted equality on Saturday 29 June by participating in the London Pride March.

Essex staff joined members of the ECB’s LGBTQ+ Community in Cricket Employee Network at the UK’s largest Pride event, furthering efforts to enhance equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our sport.

This significant occasion highlights cricket’s commitment to supporting the LGBTQ+ community. The LGBTQ+ Community in Cricket Employee Network, one of four groups dedicated to making the game more inclusive, includes individuals working at the ECB, First Class Counties, National Counties, or partner organisations. Their vision is to make cricket more welcoming for LGBTQ+ people by collaborating with relevant organisations and clubs.

The march coincided with Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign within cricket and the Club will be supporting during the upcoming Vitality Blast match against Somerset on Friday 05 July with rainbow stumps, stickers, flags, and in-ground activations.

Cricket aims to be a sport where everyone, including the LGBTQ+ community, feels welcome and can be themselves. This is the seventh year that cricket has united to support LGBTQ+ inclusion through the Rainbow Laces campaign, initially launched by Stonewall.

For more information:

• LGBTQ+ Community in Cricket Employee Network – visit here

• Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces Campaign – visit here