Tokyo To Set Up Pride House To Highlight LGBTQ Rights Ahead Of Olympic Games

 | 
09/08/2020

Ahead of the postponed Olympic Games in 2021, Tokyo will open Pride House, Japan’s first permanent such centre, in October to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights before and during the Games. While there have been similar initiatives in previous Games, Pride House Tokyo Legacy is the first to get official International Olympic Committee backing, the organisers said. The Pride House will open on October 11, on the occasion of the International Coming Out Day. “Pride House Tokyo aims to raise awareness of LGBTQ issues through the creation of hospitality spaces, hosting of events, and production of diverse content, while taking advantage of the opportunities available during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and working across corporate, individual activists and organizational sectors,” Pride House Tokyo said in a statement on Monday.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 07/14/2024
07/13/2024
Firmin Mvonde Mambu, the Public Prosecutor of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), has ordered regional prosecutors to initiate proceedings “against the perpetrators of …
Added on: 07/14/2024
07/13/2024
An LGBTI+ rights activist and member of the Workers’ Party of Turkey, TIP, Iris Mozalar, was arrested on Thursday over her social media posts …
Added on: 07/14/2024
07/13/2024
Ugandan human rights advocates on Thursday filed an appeal in the Supreme Court against a ruling by a lower court that upheld a draconian …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 07/13/2024
Is Japan warming up to refugees? An Osaka court has overturned a denial of a gay man’s request for asylum – the second time …
Added on: 07/12/2024
TOKYO — A Japanese high court has approved a legal gender change for a transgender woman without requiring compulsory gender-affirming surgery, a step that LGBGQ+ …
Added on: 07/11/2024
In June, Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Culture and Information said it was reviewing a petition, “We Are against Open and Hidden LGBT Propaganda in Kazakhstan!” initiated …