Paris 2024 - Formalisation of the 24th PRIDE HOUSE on the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024
While marking International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, the Fier-Play Association and Paris 2024 are proud to formalise, the creation of the 24th Pride House, which will be in operation throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Games period in Paris.
In the presence of the Minister for Sport and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, and the Minister Delegate for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, Isabelle Rome, among others, Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet announced the partnership with Fier-Play and the creation of this Pride House.
"At Paris 2024, we are convinced that sport changes lives, and that it is also a formidable tool for changing mentalities and contributing to the fight against discrimination. As organisers of the world's biggest sporting event, we have a responsibility, and we also want to take advantage of the visibility of the Games to advance this essential fight. This is why on this 17th of May, the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, we are very happy to participate in the Pride House project, which will be a place of exchange and celebration for LGBTI+ people and their allies in 2024."
Tony Estanguet, President of Paris 2024
Following the announcement, Joint President of the Fier-Play Association Frédérique Vidal made a speech presenting the project and appealing to anyone wishing to help the project to consult the website pridehousefrance.com
“It is with the strength of our partners and our volunteers that we can bring to life, together, this project for a more inclusive sport and for us all to live together in a better way.”
Frédérique Vidal, Joint President of the Fier-Play Association
What is a Pride House?
Established under the auspices of Pride House International, a Pride House is a welcoming and inclusive space set up at major sports events. Its aim is to fight against discrimination and to make LGBTI+ people in sport less invisible. A Pride House offers a festive, cultural, sporting and educational programme to spread awareness among as many people as possible and to give back to sport its universal character, i.e. making it accessible to everyone, without discrimination.
For more information go to http://www.pridehouseinternational.org/
What are the objectives of Pride House?
To experience a unique event, celebrating the Games and promoting exchanges between out athletes and allies.
To educate and provide training, offering educational tools to the general public, and providing recommendations and a common approach for the whole of the sports movement concerning the inclusion of LGBTI+ people in and through sport.
To build awareness and visibility, i.e. make the general public aware of the subject of LGBTI+ people in sport and make these people less invisible, while calling for the universal depenalisation of homosexuality.
What form will Pride House take?
A Central Pride House, a unique space at the heart of this project where the festive, cultural, sports and educational programme will be based;
A Mobile Pride House which will travel around the different venues of the Games as well as throughout Paris and the nearby suburbs, to reach spectators and the general public;
A Digital Pride House, available on smartphones, with the aim of making the project accessible to everyone, and which will continue as a legacy after the Games.
This not-for-profit Association was created in 2022 at the initiative of the Fier Foundation. Its aim is to act for fair play, inclusion, equality and respect for people in sport whatever their gender, sexual orientation, expression or gender identity.