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Leeds United street art commissioned to represent LGBTQ+ fans

A previously commissioned mural celebrating LUFC.
A mural celebrating Leeds United LGBTQ+ fans will be revealed next week

A mural will be put up in Leeds next year as part of a project celebrating Leeds United football club and promoting inclusivity, while showcasing the passion of the Leeds art community.

East Street Arts, an artist-led charity supporting the art community in Leeds, and Marching Out Together, an LGBTQ+ Leeds United fan support group, collaborated on the project with the aim to draw attention to the LGBTQ+ community in Leeds and to promote inclusivity among Leeds United supporters.

Jay Gilleard, the international (though originally Yorkshire based) street artist, was chosen to design the artwork for the project and to eventually create the mural next year.

Mick Ward, member of the Marching Out Together team, told us that, “[Marching Out Together] were of course very pleased with the developments of Leeds United murals across the city, however, we wanted one that celebrated the LGBT+ fans and the positive work we’ve been doing with the club.”

He continues by stating, “We also wanted to be ambitious and move behind a simple painted mural to one with a strong artistic element.”

The project’s new mural will be announced in the following week, with work set to start early next year, and further projects hopefully following.

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