16th May, 2022

Coventry College's Esports team show their support for this year's Pride

COVENTRY College’s Esports team has launched a new kit to show its support for LGBT+ Pride month.

Coventry Crosshairs has redesigned its logo with the rainbow colours for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ)+ celebration which runs throughout June.

The team, set up in 2019, is also showing its support for Pride month on social media and selling kits to raise cash for LGBT rights charity Stonewall.

Shoubna Naika-Taylor, Coventry Crosshairs team manager, said it was one of the activities the team was doing to try to break the illusion that Esports was not inclusive.

“We are trying to work towards changing the way people perceive it.

“We want to show our appreciation, support them and welcome them.

“We want to say yes, we hear you and you’re one of us.”

The team’s support for Pride month and new kit has won support on social media and more

Pride logo badges they have created have also proved popular.

Many students have been wearing the badges at Coventry College in support of the campaign this month.

Shoubna added it was nice people wanted to represent Pride.

“It’s still a challenge to be part of the LGBT community even in today’s age, so we still need to fight for that type of freedom of speech, freedom of expression and there is still work to be done.

“It’s about equality and making sure people are looked after.”

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