LGBTI Pride House to return to Glasgow this summer

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The lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) safe space will be stationed in the city during July’s Homeless World Cup

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2nd May 2016 by Paul Cardwell 0 Comments

Pride House is returning to Glasgow this summer for the duration of the Homeless World Cup.

The venue – which is a safe space for LGBTI people to engage with and celebrate at global sporting events – was last seen in the city during the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Albion Street.

This time round the pop up will be housed in The Spoon Café social enterprise on Trongate from July 10 to 16.

“We’re pleased to see Pride House opening again, this time for the 2016 tournament in Glasgow,” Mel Young, president and co-founder of the Homeless World Cup said.

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“We’ve committed to ensuring that George Square will be the most inspiring place on the planet this July, and that means demonstrating tolerance, compassion and support for all communities who strive for equality and social justice.”

Hugh Torrance, executive director of LEAP Sports Scotland, who are a lead partner of the project, said: “The role of sport in changing lives is centre stage at the Homeless World Cup, and so having a Pride House at the event which creates a space to explore such issues and to consider the impact of sport on human rights and social change is an important step.”

Emma Soanes, chief executive of Unity Enterprise, which operates The Spoon Café, added: “The Homeless World Cup presents a wonderful opportunity to bring people together and achieve a sense of community right in the heart of the city, but reaching far and wide.”

The event’s programme will be announced in the first week in June but it is expected that there will be a focus on important issues such as homelessness, asylum and migration of LGBTI communities.