Pride House International is the guiding body intended to support and oversee the delivery of Pride Houses by organizations in their local contexts during large-scale international sporting events such as the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the Panam/Parapanam Games, and the World Cup. A Pride House is intended to promote the cause of equality in and by sport.
This is achieved, in part, through the creation of Pride Houses at large-scale international sporting events such as the Olympics, the Commonwealth Games, the Panam/Parapanam Games, and the World Cup.
The Pride House concept grew out of the hospitality house tradition found in the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Over the past several decades, hospitality houses have become an integral part of the Games. Typically organized around nationality or culture, these spaces–which may be inside or outside the official athlete’s village–provide a base for supporters and athletes to enjoy the event. Accordingly, Pride House is a venue welcoming LGBTIQ+ athletes, fans, and their allies during large-scale international sporting events. Typically, they are welcoming places to view the competitions, experience the event with others, learn about LGBTIQ+ sport and homophobia in sport, and build a relationship with mainstream sport.
Interested in delivering a Pride House?
If you’re thinking about delivering a Pride House alongside a major sporting event in your area, you can begin by reviewing the documents under “Organize a Pride House.”