The 2023 World Cup Organizing Committee announces the launch of a program to “promote the fight against LGBTQIAphobia”.
On this Wednesday, May 17, World Day Against phobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, France 2023 works for LGBT+ people. The Organizing Committee for the next World Cup (September 8 – October 28) announces the launch of the “Rugby is my pride», «in collaboration with the FFR, the LNR, the State and with the support of World Rugby“, specifies France 2023 in a press release.
“The visibility“which will result from the World Cup”is a unique opportunity […] to come together and continue to promote together on the one hand the fight against LGBTQIAphobia, and on the other hand the values of inclusion of rugby for all», continues the Organizing Committee.
An awareness spot in stadiums during the World Cup
This program will notably involve the projection of an awareness spot “in the stadiums during the 2023 Rugby World Cup matches, or in the Rugby Villages set up by the host cities and metropolises and on the occasion of the semi-finals and final of the NRL Top 14“says France 2023. The spot in question has already been shared on social networks.
The Organizing Committee of the World Cup also announces that it will come forward on June 24, the day of the Pride march in Paris: “France 2023 gives an appointment to all the stakeholders of the rugby family: World Rugby, the FFR and the CADET, the LNR, LGBTQIA+-friendly rugby clubs such as the Coqs Festifs…. For the very first time, the official sports institutions of amateur and professional rugby and gay-friendly clubs will come together during the Pride 2023 march.»