Canada Creates Olympic History Again With Pride House

Canada Creates Olympic History Again With Pride House

Since I took off for a long weekend getaway, I’m behind with anything Olympic-related. If you’re like me and missed this bit of news, check it out below.

During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada made history as the first host country to organize a Pride House. The dedicated temporary location played host to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) athletes, volunteers and visitors. London followed suit in 2012, but Sochi didn’t in 2014 due to Russia’s anti-gay propaganda law.

Due to South Korea failing to secure funding, it looked like there wouldn’t be another Pride House at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang. That is until Canada stepped in to save the day.

“It’s the first time a Pride House has come to Asia, and it’s the first time a national Olympic committee has officially embraced the Pride House concept,” says Keph Senett, a PrideHouse International trustee. Bravo Canada!!!