Straight but not narrow, noted LGBTQ+ ally Liam Broady has taken up the cause for equality once more, collaborating with the LTA to promote its weekly Pride Days for the month of June.
“I was raised in a way that everybody’s equal and deserves equal chances in life, whether you’re rich or poor, gay or straight, whatever the color of your skin,” explains the Brit in a video posted last week. “That’s something I’m very passionate about, is that we are all equal. I can’t stand when people look down at others. Any cause like that, I want to try and get behind.”
Broady is in the midst of a career-best stretch, pushing Diego Schwartzman to four sets at Wimbledon and winning his first ATP Challenger title last fall—moving ever closer towards an elusive Top 100 debut. The 28-year-old began 2022 with another career milestone, qualifying for the Australian Open.
With a big match against home favorite Nick Kyrgios in front of him, Broady opted to share the stage with something bigger than himself, sporting rainbow shoelaces in support of the LGBTQ+ community.