Gay sports event reaches out to LGBT youth during Olympics

Pride House chooses Diversity Role Models as beneficiary of collection at Broncos rugby match

Gay sports event reaches out to LGBT youth during Olympics
02 August 2012

A gay Olympic sports event is reaching out to LGBT youth in London as part of its week-long festivities in the UK capital.

As well as holding a youth day on Tuesday (7 August), Pride House is inviting groups for gay youngsters to take part in a ten-pin bowling event and a workshop on the theme of their vision for themselves and society by the Olympics in 2018.

Mark Delacour of the LGBT Consortium has been involved in the current Pride House scheme for several months.

He said: ‘We really wanted to support our members who have rallied round to make Pride House happen.

‘Working with youth groups in London and around the country, we want to use the theme of sport and the resources of Pride House, including Jeff Sheng’s “Fearless” exhibition, to motivate and support LGBT youth.’

The free LGBT festival for athletes, spectators, tourists, families and friends will run from at CA House in Limehouse Basin on the river Thames from 3 to 7 August, with the Pride House 2012 festival continuing in various venues through 12 August, the day of the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games.

Pride House also announced today (2 August) that Diversity Role Models will be the chosen charity to receive donations collected at the London Broncos rugby match on Saturday at Twickenham Stoop on Saturday (4 August).

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