What makes the Pride House in Pyeongchang special is that it's the first one to be affiliated with and hosted by a national Olympic committee. The first Pride House popped up during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and since then they have appeared at a number of international sporting events, including the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and the Summer Games in Rio, Brazil. In the Summer Olympics in Beijingonly 14 athletes out of the 10, participants were openly gay, lesbian or bisexual, including:. LOCOG was the first organizing committee in Olympic history to include a commitment to diversity in its bid. Archived from the original on CBC NewsMay 9, Marc Naimark of the Federation of Gay Games called the lack of openly gay athletes a symptom, not the problem, of the Olympic Games.
The Gay Games were first held in as the Gay Olympics ; as the brainchild of former Olympian Tom Waddellits goals were to promote the spirit of inclusion and participation, as well as to promote the pursuit of personal growth.
Thanks to Canada, gay Olympic athletes have a place all their own in the Olympic Village
Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. CBC NewsMay 9, In the Summer Olympics in London23 athletes out of the 10, participants were openly gay, lesbian or bisexual:. We want to reach out to all parts of the community and connect them with London ". The first attempt to organize a Pride house was for the Barcelona Olympics. The World Outgamesas organized by the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Associationwere first held in following a dispute between the Federation of Gay Games and the organizing committee of the Gay Gameswhich were initially awarded to Montreal the Gay Games would instead be held in Chicago.
At least two out athletes competed in the Summer Paralympics in London. Retrieved 9 October It's called the Pride House, a building in the village that's a safe space for gay and lesbian athletes, their friends, family and supporters. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Retrieved August 7,