What we do
Vision: “To create a safe space and welcoming, inclusive environment for LGBTIQ+ supporters, athletes, staff, volunteers and organisations at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Creating a lasting legacy for LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport in the West Midlands and celebrating the diversity of the second city.”
Pride House Birmingham will include a programme of entertainment before and during the Games drawing on the best talent from across the region. Our programme will include the following themes:
- Sports and Human Rights
- Queer sport and the Commonwealth
- Celebration of local queer culture
- The Diversity of the Second City and its relationship with the Commonwealth
Pride House Birmingham will work to promote LGBTIQ+ participation in sport and physical activity. To achieve this, we will work with a range of local stakeholders, both within LGBTIQ+ communities and networks and within wider sport and physical activity provision. We want a legacy of healthy, happy, active LGBTIQ+ people across the West Midlands.
Our education programming will see work with schools at all key stages, centred on the theme that “Everyone is welcome in Birmingham”. Our youth programming will see LGBTIQ+ young people create their own programming to explore themes of the diversity of the Commonwealth, LGBTIQ+ human rights and sport.
More broadly, we will offer educational programming for a range of stakeholders over a period of 12 months, focusing on the key themes:
- Human Rights
- The Commonwealth