On Saturday 4 August, in response to an invitation from the Federation of Gay Games, LGBT sport and human rights groups met at Pride House 2012 to discuss action with regard to homophobia in the Olympic Movement. A key action item set was support for a Pride House at the 2014Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.
Russian authorities have already banned this Pride House project, with the International Olympic Committee refusing to take any action whatsoever to ensure that LGBT athletes, coaches, support staff and visitors will be able to meet in a safe place during these Games.
Based on this goal, the Peter Tatchell Foundation is organising a protest.
Thursday 9 August 10.30am at Sochi.Park, London: Protest against Russia’s ban on Pride House at the Winter Olympics 2014 in Sochi
All interested in sport free from homophobia are urged to join us: placards will be provided. To indicate your presence please email Peter Tatchell at firstname.lastname@example.org and Pride House 2012 at email@example.com.
Thursday 9 August at 10:30am
Protest outside the Sochi.Park exhibition in Kensington Gardens, London
Kensington Gardens, Opposite Royal Albert Hall
Peter Tatchell Foundation
And the following partners in Pride House 2012:
Pride Sports UK
The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation
The Federation of Gay Games
The Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association