The base for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community during the London Olympics, Pride House, has now relocated to CA House in Limehouse Basin.
The LGBT house was set to be one of the biggest houses at the 2012 Games, expecting over 250,000 people in just 17 days. Lack of funding meant the original site in Clapham Common was scrapped in April, and Pride House will now be a slightly smaller scale event, similar to its presence at Whistler in 2010. The house will be open on the 3-7 August and 12 August, from 7pm to 11pm.
Pride House will be the first of its kind at a Summer Olympics, and has been officially recognised by the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) as part of the Olympic legacy.
“This message of support from Paul Dighton for Pride House, along with the ongoing support from diversity and inclusion director Stephen Frost, is a great boost as we try to meet the challenge for launching Pride House in a limited timeframe,” said Lou Englefield, Pride Sport UK executive director.
The venue will be used to display the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation exhibition and for screening Olympic events. There will also be a series of talks, panel discussions, and meet-and-greets. Visitors can also expect live music, exhibits and video presentations from local LGBT organisations.