BUMPER PROGRAMME AS PRIDE HOUSE RETURNS TO GLASGOW THIS AUGUST

Pride House returns to Glasgow for the European Championships and organisers have announced an exciting programme of events.

From 1st to 12th August, the venue at 17 Trongate will be open for visitors, with thousands of people expected in the city for the 2 weeks of sport and celebration.

Pride House is a concept designed to offer a safe space for LGBT+ athletes, officials and visitors during large sporting events and Glasgow had opened similar venues when the city hosted the Commonwealth Games and Homeless World Cup.

There’s a huge range of activities at Pride House this year, which include a family sports day, children’s storytelling, film screenings, exhibitions, a drag brunch and even a naked reading!

The full programme has just been published and you can download it as a pdf here.

Pride House is organised by LEAP Sports Scotland, with support from The Scottish Government, Glasgow City Council and City Property.

LEAP Sports Director, Hugh Torrance told us,

“Pride House offers a space for enjoyment and engagement with the European Championships co-existing alongside critical discussions about equality and human rights within sport.”

“It offers a space to explore issues and themes through arts, culture and celebration, alongside thought-provoking perspectives and challenging debates. And importantly, within a worldwide context of backlash on human rights, we can look at what rights have been won which are at stake, whilst identifying where we still have work to do.”

“For Glasgow in particular, Pride House embodies a community spirit and is a proud and visible statement of our commitment to LGBTIQ+ equality.”

Glasgow’s 2014 Pride House team pictured with former FM, Alex Salmond

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