LGBT and football | In conversation with Conor Coady and Ali Miller

Wolves joined the Premier League and the other 19 top-flight clubs in celebrating Stonewall’s Rainbow Laces campaign during the last week, with this year’s crusade encouraging people to speak up on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.

As part of a series of events and activities Wolves carried out during the campaign, one of the main features was a fascinating conversation between men's defender Conor Coady and women’s forward Ali Miller.

The pair sat down to discuss the LGBTQ+ community in football, the differences between the men's and women's game and how to be an ally to those in the community.

Coady was named ‘Football Ally of the Year’ at the British LGBT Awards in August after offering support to anyone who wanted to come out from a dressing room he was part of, and he sat down with Miller to share his experiences of being an ally within the men’s game.

As a gay woman, Miller explained that even if you are not part of the community, it doesn’t mean you can’t be an ally, and that everyone can do more to make football a more accepting and supportive environment.

Among the many topics of discussion, Miller also raised the issues surrounding the trans community and their place in sport, speaking about the difficulties they face when wanting to compete on an even playing field.

You can watch their conversation in full below.