FAIR and INCLUSIVE GAMES: As a proud Olympic host city, Vancouver wants to ensure that equality for the LGBTQ community and the inclusion of Pride House are an integral part of future Olympic and Paralympic Games, no matter where in the world they are hosted.
Our goals are:
1.To secure a decision by the IOC to update Principle 6 in the Olympic Charter to explicitly include a non-discrimination clause in regard to LGBTQ persons and sexual and gender identity.2. To secure a commitment from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to include in the Host City Agreement that all future Olympic and Paralympic cities are expected to welcome and support the creation of community-led Pride Houses.3. To provide, through this initiative’s actions and proposals, an avenue for solidarity and support for Russia's community.
Follow the mission team in Sochi at www.hosticitypridehouse.com
Your support will help the Host City Pride House Mission to:1. Deliver our message to the IOC directly in Sochi during the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.Raise funds to support our three-person envoy team to Sochi for a few days at the start of the 2014 Games led by Vancouver City Councilor and Deputy Mayor Tim Stevenson.2. During our time in Sochi, with IOC and sport leaders, advocating for the explicit inclusion of LGBTQ rights in the Olympic Charter and for the creation of Pride Houses at all future Olympic and Paralympic Games.3. Encourage Pride House celebrations in cities everywhere during the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
How to contributeIf you would like to support our cause with a financial contribution, please visit:http://hostcitypridehouse.com/