A Pride House will be held during the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Russia, defying the country’s harsh stance on open LGBT support. Pride Houses are venues at major sporting events for LGBT athletes, coaches and prominent visitors, similar to the venues held by individual countries for their athletes. After the first Pride House was set up at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, they have been a staple of many international sporting events. Russian authorities banned one from taking place at the Sochi Winter Olympics, prompting groups around the world to host their own in solidarity with the LGBT athletes and visitors in Russia.
April 21 / Pink News