Pride House Glasgow 2016 to run during Homeless World Cup

Jen WattsNews

We are excited that the award-winning Pride House Glasgow – which was a central feature of the equality and human rights programming of the 2014 Commonwealth Games – will be making a return for this year’s Homeless World Cup in Glasgow from 10th – 16th July.

This time around, Pride House will be led as a partnership between LEAP Sports and Unity Enterprise, and will take place at The Spoon Café on Trongate, a social enterprise which is run by Unity Enterprise. Emma Soanes, Chief Executive of Unity Enterprise said the organisation are delighted to be partnering with LEAP Sports and hosting a programme of events and activities that showcase the incredible skills and contributions of all our citizens.

The role of sport in changing lives is centre stage at the Homeless World Cup, and so having a Pride House at the event which creates a space to explore such issues and to consider the impact of sport on human rights and social change is an important step. We expect to provide a wide and varied programme such as in 2014, but will also take the opportunity to bring a focus on important issues such as homelessness, asylum and migration of LGBTI communities. This will also mark the first time that a Pride House has taken place at the Homeless World Cup.

Pride House Glasgow seeks submissions

As we begin preparing our programming, we are putting out the call to international sports and human rights organisations for submissions, proposals, or materials, particularly those that directly address the intersection of LGBTI identities and homelessness. We are hoping to include presentations, exhibits, and media from around the world and invite all interested parties to contact us with their ideas. Please put “HWC Glasgow” in the subject line.

Examples of things we are looking for:

  • Art and exhibition materials like photography, video, or other creative representations.
  • People who would like to present on topics relating to LGBT identities and homelessness or marginalisation, particularly as it relates to football/soccer.
  • Materials or speakers from Asia, Africa, and Central and South America.

Consider volunteering with Pride House Glasgow

LEAP Sports Scotland and Unity Enterprise proudly present Pride House Glasgow 2016 running alongside the Homeless World Cup takes place in Glasgow. The house will be on Albion Street, Glasgow and will be open from the 10th July through to the 16th July.

All volunteers should be available for a final briefing session on the evening of 7th July. 

Apply to volunteer here.

Read the full LEAP Sports Scotland release here.