A Look At LGBT Month And Pride House 2012

LGBT History Month had its pre-launch event at the Oval last week, revealing that in Olympic year, the focus of February’s activities will again be sport, particularly focusing on promoting the visibility and safety of LGBT people in sport.

On which, Minister for Equalities Lynne Featherstone announced the launch of a competition to design a logo for the anti-homophobia Charter for Action campaign to tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport. The competition is open to anyone and the winning design will be used by the 2,000+ sports clubs and individuals who have already signed up to support the campaign.

Thinking about LGBT sport and London 2012, it was also announced that Pride House London will be one of the biggest ‘Olympic Houses’ next year, possibly second only to Holland’s Heineken house at Alexandra Palace. There will be a huge programme of art and sports related events at the venue as well as health information for visitors from less open countries at the venue. Watch this space for announcements coming soon.

Good news also that beyond London 2012 there is a well-supported campaign to bring the Gay Games to the capital in 2018

Many thanks to Zefrog who attended the pre-launch at the Kia Oval and took lots of photos, including these.

LGBT History Month happens in February. Keep an eye on the website for more information about the many events to come.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1061822198 Marc Naimark

    Despite the cancellation of the Clapham Common Pride House, an alternative will be open from 3-12 August. http://pridehouse2012.org

    • http://londonist.com/ Lindsey Clarke

      Thanks Marc, we’ll write about this to update our readers.