LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi

LGBT groups hoping for a roving Pride House in Sochi – After a Russian court rejected efforts to set up a Pride House in Sochi, a building dedicated to supporting gay athletes, a coalition of LGBT sports groups is campaigning national organizing committees to host Pride House events at their hospitality houses. This would create a roving Pride House of sorts for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Same Sex Hand Holding at Sochi

Pride House International have announced their Same-Sex Hand-Holding Initiative, a campaign that is part of the group’s response to the International Olympic Committee’s choice of Russia as host nation for the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games. In June 2013, the State Duma (Russian federal legislature) passed a law prohibiting “the promotion of non-traditional sexual […]

Don't Boycott Sochi, Says LGBT Sports Group

Pride Sports, the UK’s leading group for LGBT particpation in sport, has joined other LGBT sports campaigners internationally to call for the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to set up a Pride House in Sochi in 2014. Despite the Russian ban on the promotion – or even mention of homosexuality and the subsequent violence and intimidation […]

Game On – Pride Games underway this week

Pride Games, the UK’s longest running LGBT sports festival gets underway this week in Manchester. The event, which has taken place every year since it was launched in 2005, brings together some key players from Manchester’s LGBT sports’ scene. The week-long festival kicks off with a series of evening events, including a 5km run and […]

Got an Idea to Challenge Homophobia in Football? Get a Grant!

Today the Football v Homophobia (FvH) campaign, supported by FARE, Europe’s anti-discrimination campaign for football, launched its small grants programme for 2013. The programme, which will offer ten grants of €300 is open to fans groups, grass roots Football clubs and community organisations to support them in acknowledging FvH during February 2013.   As Megan […]

Pride House festival programme complete

Pride House 2012 is excited to announce that the London Broncos Rugby League will be part of the Pride House festival, dedicating their Saturday 4 August 2012 game against Salford Reds to Pride House, in what the club aims to become an annual tradition. As part of the scheme, discounted tickets (£10 instead of £15) […]