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Glasgow 2014: Pride House to be set up for LGBT athletes

By Sam Rigby


A Pride House will be set up to welcome LGBT athletes and fans to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Situated on Albion Street in the Scottish city, the centre will provide a venue to watch the Games, as well as taking part in other cultural programmes.

The Scottish Government have provided £25,000 of funding for the venue, hoping that it will provide an opportunity to tackle homophobia in sport.

Shona Robison, the Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sports, said: “In 2014 Scotland is taking centre stage in global terms as host of the Commonwealth Games, Ryder Cup, Homecoming Scotland and MTV Europe Awards. This provides us with a unique opportunity to welcome the world and also showcase our country’s many great strengths to a truly massive audience.

“Scotland is already a world leader on LGBT equality and I am delighted to announce that to further boost these credentials, the Scottish Government is providing almost £25,000 to support Pride House during Games time.”

David Grevemberg, chief executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, said that Glasgow aspires to be “inclusive and welcoming” this summer.

“The announcement of Pride House is another demonstration of the positive and unifying power of sport,” he added.

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