Four-time Commonwealth Games champion encourages those attending Birmingham 2022 to pop in to Pride House; Daley stopped by with LGBTQ+ activists ahead of their memorable appearance at Opening Ceremony; “Pride House is for everyone!” Daley tells The Pride House Podcast – new episode out now!
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
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”
Official Birmingham 2022 mascot among the VIP guests at opening night event in heart of city’s Gay Village; ringing endorsements issued on visit by delegation from Commonwealth Games Federation; “Come down and find out more!” says Pride House Ambassador Michael Gunning
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
A double world record holder and one of Singapore’s most beloved sports stars, Theresa Goh talks about the importance of using your platform on a new episode of The Pride House Podcast; the Paralympic medalist is joined by PH Ambassador Amazin LeThi and activist Numan Afifi for a conversation centred on the Commonwealth’s three South-East Asian nations…
In the week of his retirement from competitive swimming, Michael Gunning joins guests from Jamaica’s foremost LGBTQ+ rights organisation J-FLAG on The Pride House Podcast; they explain how sport could be “a new frontier” in the fight for equality, if allies like those who supported Michael in private can be encouraged to lift their voices more publicly…
England netball international Stacey Francis-Bayman joins activist and campaigner Khakan Qureshi on Episode 3 of The Pride House Podcast, which focuses on Birmingham; currently with West Coast Fever in Perth, Francis-Bayman talks about using her platform as an athlete who’s LGBTQ+ and the importance of being visible at Birmingham 2022…
Episode 2 of ‘The Pride House Podcast’ out now, bringing you stories from Surfers Paradise where the 2018 Pride House Gold Coast was held; star athletes and community heroes featured in ‘Australian LGBTIQ+ Sporting Trailblazers’ exhibition; sun, fun, music, and a sense of solidarity made for a special atmosphere; listen here!
‘The Pride House Podcast’ launches as build-up continues to opening of Pride House Birmingham 2022 in July; first episode focuses on success of Glasgow venue, the first to be held at a Commonwealth Games; “seeing individual impacts up close was so special,” recalls co-organiser Hugh Torrance; listen now!