Pride House Press Release
For immediate release Toronto , August 03, 2012
GLISA International Sponsors Pride House during the London Olympic Games
The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association is proud to be a sponsor of Pride House 2012, which opens Friday August 3 at the CA House,LimehouseBasin , in the East End of London.
Pride House is an initiative of Pride Sports UK and is supported by a number of international and UK LGBT organizations (see below).
A much larger project of the same name to be held in a London park was cancelled a few weeks ago due to lack of funding. Since then, Pride Sports, GLISA member organization, has taken the lead in setting up a more modest, but equally important venue.
The full program of activities for Pride House can be viewed at www.pridehouse2012.org and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pridehouse2012 . The program includes exhibitions and videos as well as a chance to relax and watch the Olympics on TV at the bar. A full sports program at various locations around London is also being finalized, which includes a GLISA sponsored football tournament planned for Sunday.
A large number of local VIPs are expected to attend a reception and a media event to encourage the IOC to be more proactive about inclusion, and for sports in general to be more inclusive. Two GLISA board members will be in attendance to support the cause.
Invited guests include out Olympian Mark Tewksbury , Chef de Mission for Canada , a former gold medal swimmer in Barcelona 1992 and a founder of World Outgames 2006 in Montreal . Uffe Elbæk, the former CEO for the World Outgames 2009 in Copenhagen and current Danish Minister for Culture and Sport has also accepted an invitation to attend.
Please see the above website and Facebook page for program changes, which may occur at short notice.
GLISA International www.glisa.org