Birmingham 2022 left many memories but what matters most is harnessing the energy and excitement generated by the Commonwealth Games – and that includes for LGBTQ+ people. On the final episode of the Pride House Podcast series, four strong supporters of the project share their takeaways and hopes for the future…
Now available to watch for free – in-depth panel chat exploring the impact of policies limiting the participation of trans people in sport; hear from Simon Croft (Gendered Intelligence), Naomi Reid (Charlton Invicta FC / NBCUniversal), Vixx Thompson (TransFitter / Pride House Birmingham Advisory Board member) and Claudia Krobitzsch (German FA); panel chaired by Michelle Daltry (LGBT Sport Cymru and Inclusive Employers)
Four-time Commonwealth Games champion encourages those attending Birmingham 2022 to pop in to Pride House; Daley stopped by with group of LGBTQ+ activists ahead of their memorable appearance in Opening Ceremony; “Pride House is for everyone!” Daley tells The Pride House Podcast – new episode out now!
Representation at the Games is already more than three times greater than at Gold Coast 2018, and increasing day-by-day; Sports Media LGBT+, media partner on Pride House Birmingham, working with historian Tony Scupham-Bilton on research; from previous Games, at least 75 former competitors are known to be LGBTQ+ and out; over 50 of these athletes past and present featuring in ‘Photos of Pride’ exhibition at main Pride House venue in Birmingham’s Gay Village
Media Guide endorsed by Birmingham 2022 and Commonwealth Games Federation; over 100 Games athletes past and present are publicly out as LGBTIQ+; Donna Fraser, Head of Inclusion and Engagement at B2022, says: “We want all athletes to be treated with respect and have their stories told across the globe”