As the football world gears up to support the forthcoming ‘Rainbow Laces’ week, we are delighted to announce the re-launch of ‘Proud Hornets’, a group for all supporters of Watford Football Club from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Trans and QI (LGBTQI+) community, their friends, families and anyone who agrees with their aims.

Rather than segregating or labelling ourselves, our group’s aim is to be a friendly, welcoming and inclusive group for everyone. We want to help make Vicarage Road and Football in general inclusive spaces where everyone feels safe to be themselves. We also plan to arrange meetings for our members and we’re currently producing a flag to be displayed at the stadium. Watford FC has been fully supportive of the group and we aim to work closely with the club to promote inclusivity.

Joining the Proud Hornets is simple, and membership is free. We have our own website and have a Facebook page. Supporters can also follow us on twitter @ProudHornets.

If you have any questions, please contact us at