London Olympics support Pride House 2012

We are very pleased to share this message from Paul Deighton, Chief Executive of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG).

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Letter of Support from the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) for Pride House 2012

At LOCOG, we are delighted that Pride House will be taking place during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We have aimed to make diversity and inclusion a key differentiator of our Games, celebrating the many differences among the cultures and communities of the United Kingdom and around the world. LOCOG is committed to embed equality throughout the organisation and ensuring that the London 2012 Games are truly inclusive.

As such, we are delighted to be taking part in the World Pride this Summer and would like to offer our support to all the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other athletes and individuals who will be involved and wish the organisers of the House the very best of luck in delivering a successful venue.

As part of the legacy of the Games, we hope that our work across Diversity and Inclusion will have raised the bar for major sporting events and helped to increase the profile for LGBT community in sport across the world. Hosting Pride House offers London and the UK a unique opportunity to present itself as a cosmopolitan and inclusive city and country, which welcomes the world’s diverse communities and creates a safe sporting environment for LGBT athletes.

With kind regards,

Paul Deighton
Chief Executive