‘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…

Tom Daley hails ‘amazing’ Pride House Birmingham on visit to venue in city’s Gay Village

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!

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

‘People with privilege should use it’: Theresa Goh tells Pride House Podcast of need to lift voices for LGBTQ+ rights at Commonwealth Games

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…

‘I had allies on Team Jamaica… I hope more will speak out’: Michael Gunning and J-FLAG on Pride House Podcast

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…

‘I’m not just an athlete’: Stacey Francis-Bayman talks authenticity and advocacy on Pride House Podcast

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…

The power of Pride House! Gold Coast 2018 team on beachfront spot, Tom Daley visits, and Commonwealth comradeship

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!