Pride House confirmed for Glasgow Commonwealth Games
Ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow organisers have announced a Pride House event for LGBT athletes and fans.
The centre is to be situated in Albion Street, where facilities will allow spectators to watch and interact with the Games throughout its proceedings.
Having provided £25,000 for the centre, the Scottish Government is hoping that the Pride House event will help to tackle homophobia within the sporting industry.
It is hoped that the venue will allow its visitors to gain more information and advice about the wider range of LGBT programmes throughout the year.
Pride House was first seen in 2010’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver. The Russian authorities banned one from taking place at the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Scotland’s Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, Shona Robison, said: “In 2014 Scotland is taking centre stage in global terms as host of the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, Homecoming Scotland and MTV Europe Awards. This provides us with a unique opportunity to welcome the world and also showcase our country’s many great strengths to a truly massive audience.
“Through a programme of partner events and activities led by LEAP Sports Scotland, Pride House will provide a warm welcome to Scotland’s LGBT community and visitors from near and far during Games time as well as creating a legacy for the future.
Chief executive of Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, David Grevemberg, said that the ethos of the Games is to hold “values of equality, humanity and destiny”.
The Games are taking place from 23 July – 3 August.