‘Build on the buzz in Brum!’ What did we learn from Pride House Birmingham?

Birmingham 2022 left many memories but what matters most is harnessing the energy and excitement generated by the Commonwealth Games – and that includes for LGBTQ+ people. On the final episode of the Pride House Podcast series, four strong supporters of the project share their takeaways and hopes for the future…

Lionesses’ success still feels like a dream – let’s make LGBTQ+ inclusion in sport a reality

Growing up with a love of football, Katy Smith hoped to have a future in the game – but sexism and homophobia saw her drift away from the pitch in her early teens. However, getting into coaching a few years later and the celebratory mood generated by England’s triumph at the Euros have reignited her passion. She explains why everyone should get to benefit from the momentum of women’s football…

At least 40 out LGBTQ+ athletes at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Representation at the Games is already more than three times greater than at Gold Coast 2018, and increasing day-by-day; Sports Media LGBT+, media partner on Pride House Birmingham, working with historian Tony Scupham-Bilton on research; from previous Games, at least 75 former competitors are known to be LGBTQ+ and out; over 50 of these athletes past and present featuring in ‘Photos of Pride’ exhibition at main Pride House venue in Birmingham’s Gay Village

Pride House Birmingham publishes Media Guide for reporting on LGBTIQ+ athletes at Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Media Guide endorsed by Birmingham 2022 and Commonwealth Games Federation; over 100 Games athletes past and present are publicly out as LGBTIQ+; Donna Fraser, Head of Inclusion and Engagement at B2022, says: “We want all athletes to be treated with respect and have their stories told across the globe”

Pride House Birmingham announces events schedule promising festival of freedom for all

Inclusion venue at Commonwealth Games set to welcome thousands of visitors from Friday 22 July; campaigners Peter Tatchell and Dr Nas Mohamed, poet Jasmine Gardosi, and UK AIDS Memorial Quilt feature on busy itinerary; programme built around theme of ‘Celebrate, Educate, Participate’, with activities accompanying live screenings of the sporting action at Birmingham 2022