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Rainbow Blades release Trans Awareness Week mini-film calling for equality and diversity in football

Rainbow Blades, the Sheffield United Official LGBTQ+ and Allies Supporter Group, have released a new mini-film to coincide with Trans Awareness Week whilst celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion in football.

The film (which you can view above) was made in collaboration with VOX multimedia, shot on location at both Bramall Lane and United’s training facility at Shirecliffe and features life-long Sheffield United fan and transgender woman, Stephanie Bradley, who shares her experience as a supporter.

Stephanie, who describes the film as “very positive”, was keen to be involved in the project because she is passionate about equality, diversity and freedom of expression in football and believes everyone deserves a fantastic match day experience regardless of their gender or sexuality.

James Laley, founder and chair of Rainbow Blades, says:

“As a committee we decided to make the ‘Welcoming the Trans Community to Bramall Lane’ film to shine a positive light on our Trans Blades. We want them to know they have our support and are always welcome at Bramall Lane.”

Alongside Stephanie, James and Heather Paterson from Rainbow Blades’ charity partner, SAYiT, the film also features players from both Sheffield United’s men’s and women’s teams.

You can find out more information on the Rainbow Blades website.

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