The team behind Pride House has revealed more information about the unique venue in Canada. The installation will provide queer athletes and spectators with a welcoming on-site GLBTI space during this month’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver and next month’s WinterPride event in Whistler.
Pride House’s mission is to provide an open and friendly space for members of the GLBTI community and their friends and supporters to celebrate diversity and inclusiveness through sport. There will be a cocktail bar and a speaker’s chalet to record and share stories. There’s also a serious side to the project — the venue will help raise awareness about the ways GLBTI people are still discriminated against across the world.
Pride House will feature several informative exhibitions including Fearless by Jeff Sheng, a work that encompasses photos and stories of openly lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Canadian amateur athletes at the high school and college levels. Also featured will be the groundbreaking work of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, a provincial program from the University of British Columbia.
Pride House will be open for 42 days from February 8 through to March 21, and will take in three separate sporting events: the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics (February 12-28), WinterPride in Whistler (March 1-8) and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Paralympics (March 12-21).
info: Visit www.pridehouse.ca