PRIDE house in the News!    
The Success of Olympic Pridehouse - Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The 2010 Pride House organising committee released the findings for the first ever Olympic and Paralympic Pride House Pavilion. The report outlined the successes and experiences of the pavilion at the Vancouver Winter Games. It will be passed on to London 2012 - Star Observer (November 16, 2010) read more ...
Report on Olympic Pride Houses released - Friday, November 12, 2010
With the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) recently initiating diversity training for its staff members and athletes, Whistler’s Dean Nelson said he’s encouraged that progress is being made to create safer, more inclusive environments in sport - Whistler Question (November 12, 2010) read more ...
Pride House 'an unprecedented success': report - Thursday, November 04, 2010
The first-ever Olympic and Paralympic Pride House was "an unprecedented success" and a "catalyst for change," a report on the landmark project has concluded. Organizers are now sharing advice across the world to create similar spaces at major games as far ahead as 2016 - Xtra (November 4, 2010) read more ...
Pride house wins award - Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Pride Toronto recently announced that Whistler’s PRIDE House will receive top honours in the Sports category at its upcoming annual awards ceremony. The prestigious awards are presented each year in a number of categories. (June 1, 2010) read more ...
Obama: June is Pride Month - Friday, May 28, 2010
As he did last year, President Obama today declared June "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month." But this year the announcement comes as Congress began moving to repeal the controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy used by the US military when dealing LGBT service members. - ABC News (May 28, 2010) read more ...
New Zealand speed skater says gay-friendly Vancouver inspired him - Monday, May 24, 2010

Inspired by the sight of guys holding hands in Vancouver, New Zealand’s Olympic short track speed skater recently announced publicly that he is gay. “I looked at my boyfriend and said ‘If they can do it, why can’t we?’” Skjellerup visited Whistler’s Pride House during the Olympics and says the gay space for athletes and fans partially inspired him to go public with his sexuality. (May 21, 2010)

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Sports groups mark International Day Against Homophobia - Monday, May 17, 2010
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), AthletesCAN, and Coaches of Canada have been working together to mark this year’s International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on May 17th, 2010. (May 17, 2010) read more ...
Vancouver Canada! - Thursday, March 18, 2010
A big thank you to Jennifer Breakspear, executive director of the city’s gay center, who gave me a tour of the building as well as Pride House, the first official Olympic venue for GLBT people. I was there for six days, the city was hosting the Paralympic Winter Games (with more than 40 countries participating). (March 18, 2010 - GayLesbianTimes.com) read more ...
He Asked. They Told - Jeff Sheng, Photographer - Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Since 2006, “Fearless” has toured more than 40 colleges and high schools in the United States and last month was shown at Pride House, a space created at the Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia, for gay athletes to relax with family and friends. (March 17, 2010 - New York Times) read more ...
Paralympics party getting started - PRIDE house is open - Sunday, March 14, 2010
Vancouver Pride House organizers were thrilled by the estimated 1,000 people who visited the gay and lesbian-friendly lounge and resource centre last month and they're ready to welcome more. "We feel we have started to crack open the closet door on issues of homophobia and high-performance sport," said Jennifer Breakspear, executive director of organizer Qmunity. The centre will be open to watch whatever TV Paralympic coverage is available, and art displays and resources will still be on hand. But Breakspear said they were unable to find any films that touched both on being gay and athletes with disabilities. (March 14, 2010) read more ...
Inside PRIDE house - Monday, March 01, 2010
“The ramifications are very big for an athlete. If you’re a hockey player you may get passed over on a trade. You might lose millions of dollars in sponsorships.” Still, PRIDE House has seen two Canadian gold medalists stop by: swimmer Mark Tewksbury (Barcelona ‘92) and skeleton racer Jon Montgomery, who dropped by with his girlfriend during a party and ended up auctioning off a cookbook and some art work (he’s a car auctioneer in real life). (March 1, 2010 - Wall Street Journal) read more ...
Olympic PRIDE house - the final hour - Monday, March 01, 2010
Well you know, our number one goal was to get people talking about it, and I think we achieved that goal,” said Dean Nelson. ” The amount of press we were able to engage [to] get people thinking about fixing the system, that was really big for us. (March 1, 2010 - OutQ News Blog) read more ...
Pride House, its organizers say, wedged open the door in the closeted world of sports - Sunday, February 28, 2010
Pride House, the pioneering gay, lesbian, transgendered and queer pavilion at the Vancouver Olympics, the atmosphere has been celebratory: champagne flowed at its opening party, and visitors to its Whistler location at the boutique hotel Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre quaffed cocktails daily.Never mind that the gay athletes haven't exactly shown up. But as the Games wrap up, organizers say Pride House has been successful in creating fresh dialogue. In the last few weeks hundreds of visitors have streamed into the Vancouver and Whistler locations, asking questions and soaking up information about homophobia in the sports world. (february 28, 2010 - Toronto Star) read more ...
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Mark Tewksbury talks to Breakfast Television - Friday, February 26, 2010
While there aren’t any specific numbers on gays and lesbians competing in Vancouver and Whistler — there are many of them. But not all of them are publicly “out” with their sexuality. And that could be for a number of reasons. They’re not ready to take that step. (February 26, 2010 - Video - Breakfast Television) read more ...
No Gold Medal for Homophobic Olympics Coverage - Friday, February 26, 2010
Homophobic comments and jabs about male figure skaters who break gender norms, Johnny Weir in particular, dominated sports-oriented talk radio and television throughout the Vancouver Winter Olympics. One commentator even suggested Weir should undergo gender verification testing... (February 26, 2010 - Huffington Post)  read more ...
Loud and proud for PRIDE house - Wednesday, February 24, 2010
On Friday morning, I stopped by Pride House on Bute Street for a look. While Whistler Pride has more of a celebratory atmosphere, as I reported last October, Pride House is acting as the resource centre, offering support and information to queer athletes and visitors. (Feb 24, 2010 - Vancouver Courier) read more ...
Weir wants his critics to think, not apologize - Wednesday, February 24, 2010
"I want them to think before they speak. I want them to think about not only the person they're talking about, but also other people like that person," he said. "What people as a majority need to do is think, and think about who they're affecting. ... I don't want, 50 years from now, more boys and girls to go through this same thing." The Quebec Gay and Lesbian Council demanded a public apology from RDS after one commentator said Weir hurts figure skating's image and another said Weir should be made to take a gender test. (Feb 24, 2010 - Team USA) read more ...
Pride House a hit at the Olympics - CTV Calgary - Tuesday, February 23, 2010
There are two Pride Houses at the Olympics. One is in Whistler and the other is in Vancouver. Both provide a safe haven at the Games for those who are out and anyone else who wants to drop by. Says Fleet Banks, a visitor to the pride pavilion. "We should accept people for who they are and the rest of the world should catch up with that way of thinking." (February 23, 2010 - CTV Video) read more ...
Mark Tewksbury Talks to ET Canada - Monday, February 22, 2010

Olympic Profile: Mark Retired Canadian backstroke champion, Mark, Tewksbury, is in Vancouver to try to ease the pressure of fellow Olympians who are struggling. Video Interview. Vancouver Sun.

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Winter Olympics Report: PRIDE house by Jeff Sheug - Monday, February 22, 2010

 For the last few days, I have been at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler, primarily to tend to my exhibitions of Fearless (my photography series of "out" LGBT high school and collegiate athletes), here at PRIDE House Vancouver and Whistler, but I wanted to share my thoughts and a behind the scenes look at the historic PRIDE House venues. (February 22, 2010 - Jeff Sheug) read more ...

Vancouver's Pride House offers safe haven for gay, lesbian athletes - Saturday, February 20, 2010

So about five of us were lounging around the TV at a gay hangout called Pride House on the west end Friday, when the mayor suddenly walks in. No, that’s not the start of a cheeky joke, it’s actually a summary of how we spent our day. (February 20, 2010 - the Star-Ledger) read more ...

Colbert "Queen" at Olympic Pride House - Saturday, February 20, 2010
Stephen Colbert swung by the Olympic Pride House in Vancouver to talk all things gay and athletic while filming footage of the Winter Games for his TV show, The Colbert Report. (February 20, 2010 - the ADVOCATE) read more ...
Colbert Nation meets Queer Nation - Friday, February 19, 2010
On Thursday, Colbert took some time away from the oval to visit the national Olympic pavilions and gather material for The Colbert Report. That brought him to Vancouver Pride House, where he met the … um … Priders? … Prideites? … Pridians? We’re told the segment will air on Wednesday. (February 19, 2010 - OutQ News) read more ...
Colbert Report visits PRIDE house Vancouver - Friday, February 19, 2010

The Colbert Report visits PRIDE house Vancouver and Stephen Colbert talks to Jennifer Breakspear, Executive Director of Qmunity. See video here read more ...

Colbert Is 'Queen For The Day' At Olympic Pride House - Friday, February 19, 2010
In between public tapings attended by thousands, Steven Colbert made an almost secret visit to Vancouver's Olympic Pride House on Thursday night. He discussed discussed new uses for Olympic pride pins with Jennifer Breakspear. When Breakspear told him the pride pin she gave him would make him queer for a day, Colbert asked if he was "queen for a day." (February 19, 2010 - Huffington Post)
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Speaking at Pride House is historic, bittersweet moment for Tewksbury - Friday, February 19, 2010

Appearing as a special guest at one of the first pride houses in Games history will be a bittersweet moment for former Olympic swimmer Mark Tewksbury. The Calgary native -- who won a silver medal in Seoul and a gold and a bronze in Barcelona -- is still one of just a few openly gay Olympic athletes. Tewksbury feels part of the reason why he was asked to appear at Pride House Whistler is because there simply aren't many other choices. (February 19 - Vancouver Sun) read more ...

A New Olympic Pride - New York Times Video - Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pride House is believed to be the first house at the Olympics for gay and lesbian athletes and their friends and families and is seen as a new effort to tackle homophobia in sports. (The New York Times) read more ...

Gay pride flows at Olympics - Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It shouldn't come as a surprise that cities as gay-positive as Vancouver and Whistler would extend that attitude to hosting the Games. The two communities are the first Olympic hosts to have specific Pride Houses to welcome gay and lesbian athletes and tourists and educate Olympic visitors about diversity. (February 17, 2010 - The Province) read more ...
A&I Books Releases Jeff Sheng's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Don't Ask, Don't Tell: Volume 1" by Jeff Sheng, the first-ever photography book that features the portraits and stories of gay and lesbian service members currently serving under the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy. Jeff was recently awarded a grant by the St. Paul's Hospital Foundation in British Columbia to expand "Fearless" into Canada, and the series, now with over a hundred LGBT high school and college athletes from the United States, is on view at Pride House in Whistler, BC during the 2010 Winter Olympics. (Send2Press newswire) read more ...
First-Ever Olympic PRIDE House Exhibits Portraits of LGBT Athletes - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

PRIDE House, the first-ever Olympic pavilion catering to LGBT athletes, coaches and sports fans, will exhibit American photographer Jeff Sheng’s celebrated photo series Fearless during the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. In 2003, Sheng began photographing young athletes across the United States who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender...(February 16, 2010 - glaad blog) read more ...

Two locations offer first-ever space for LGBT athletes - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
For the first time in history, gay Olympians have secure places to unwind during the games. But don’t believe for a moment that the International Olympics Committee itself is coming out of the closet to better the lives of LGBT athletes. (February 16, 2010 - San Diego Gay and lesbian news) read more ...
First-ever PRIDE House Celebrates Diversity in Whistler throughout Winter Games - Tuesday, February 16, 2010
For the first time in the history of Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, a ‘house’ has been established for gay and lesbian athletes, coaches, family, friends and allies to celebrate and relax.
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An Olympic first. PRIDE house: a safe haven at the Games - Sunday, February 14, 2010

Canadian swimmer and former Olympian Mark Tewksbury, visiting Pride House during the Games' opening weekend, said such a venue would never have been tolerated when he was competing. Tewksbury, who announced he was gay in 1998, won gold and bronze medals in the 1992 Barcelona Games and a silver medal in Seoul in 1988. (February 14, 2010 - CBC Sports)

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Pride House Vancouver Officially Opens - Friday, February 12, 2010
Yesterday saw yet another first in Olympic history occur in Vancouver. The first ever Pride House was opened in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. While to those of you who are not a member of the LGBT community this may seem small and insignificant it is in fact a major accomplishment and milestone. One I felt proud to be apart of and thrilled to be able to show the world that Canada is truly a country where diversity is celebrated. (February 12, 2010 - Metro-Blenz News) read more ...
Gay Guide to the Winter Olympics! - Friday, February 12, 2010

...there are some signs that things are slowly changing even in the notoriously heterosexual world of Olympic athletics. Here are a few things that might be of particular interest to gay and bisexual male viewers once the 21st Winter Olympics commence this Sunday in Vancouver, Canada. (February 12, 2010 - AfterElton) read more ...

"We in sport are in the closet", former Olympian Marion Lay - Friday, February 12, 2010

Pride House opens in Vancouver.  "We in sport are in the closet... we need your support": former Olympian Marion Lay. Xtra.ca videographer James Loewen attended the grand opening of Pride House Vancouver on Thursday. Check out his video report. (February 12, 2010 - XTRA.CA) read more ...

Attended the Opening of Pride House Vancouver 2010 - Friday, February 12, 2010

This topic is particularly near and dear to me as I firmly believe that there is no place for segregation and stigma/discrimination of athletes because of their sexual orientation. Sadly, many athletes don’t seem to have the support network to be able to come out and be themselves freely. (February 12, 2010 - Hummingbird604.com) read more ...

A closet of Olympic proportions: Why most gay athletes are still reluctant to come out - Thursday, February 11, 2010
Even as popular culture makes space for gay and lesbian lives, the sports world remains cloistered in its own heterosexist silo, says former Canadian Olympian Mark Tewksbury. “It’s incredible that sport has remained the last bastion of 18th-century thinking,” (February 11, 2010 - XTRA.CA) read more ...
Vancouver’s Olympic Pride House opens - Thursday, February 11, 2010

The weather wasn’t as cooperative in Vancouver as it was in Whistler. It is, after all, February. Still, there was a decent-sized crowd of about 100 by the time the festivities started. The duo Sugar Beach kicked things off with its song “Living Out Proud.” (February 11, 2010 -The OutQ News Blog) read more ...

Slapshot snafu - Thursday, February 11, 2010
A friend asked me what I think of the “Slapshotolus” sculpture in PRIDE House. Well, I think the naked (except for gear) hockey player will delight gay male visitors. But did the designers of PRIDE House ever think to themselves, “Hmm — we ought to have something for women to look at” ? read more ...
First-ever gay house opens for 2010 Winter Olympics - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
 Organizers hope Pride House helps fight homophobia in sports, according to Gay Whistler CEO Dean Nelson. While they hope gay athletes will use the Pride House to declare pride in their sexual orientation, the house is open to all. (February 9, 2010 - OutSpots By Cyd Zeigler) read more ...
The Gayest Olympics Ever - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
...at Vancouver's Pride House, too, even though the focus will be on making people feel welcome and safe, creating a space to meet up with friends and even trade pins, they also want to encourage people share experiences about what conditions are like for gay people in other countries. They'll have maps that show where it's illegal to be gay, where it's punishable by death, where it's legal to be married, where it's not. (February 9, 2010 - the Tyee) read more ...
Vancouver's Games: Gayest Olympics Ever - Tuesday, February 09, 2010
The Olympics are coming out of the closet. These Games will have the first ever Pride House. Two of them, actually: one opened yesterday in Whistler in a cocktail lounge, and the other will open in the heart of Vancouver's West End on Thursday. People are saying, in short, it will be the gayest Olympics ever...But because being gay won't be an invisible part of these Games. (February 9, 2010 - Huffington Post by Vanessa Richmond) read more ...
The first ever Pride House for LGBT Athletes and Friends opens Today - Monday, February 08, 2010
Pride House is sponsoring a series of educational and cultural events. Jeff Sheng will be there with his excellent photo exhibit of high school and college LGBT athletes. CAAWS will sponsor a showing of Dee Mosbacher’s documentary, Training Rules, about coach, Rene Portland, and her “no lesbian” policy. (Febraury 8, 2010 - Pat Griffin's Blog) read more ...
Refuge for gays an Olympic first - Sunday, February 07, 2010
This year, at the Games in Vancouver, for the first time ever, there will be a Pride House, a significant step forward for the visibility of gays in sport. "It comes down to timing," says Dean Nelson, who gave birth to the idea. "People ask why we didn’t have a Pride House in Salt Lake or Turin. Even though it was only four years ago, I don’t think the world was ready for it. (February 7, 2010 - The Chronicle Herald) read more ...
B.C.’s Big Moment: Celebrating Gay Pride at the Olympics - Friday, February 05, 2010
Here are some key things GLBT travelers should know about attending Whistler: Throughout the actual Olympics, WinterPride, and the Paralympics, you’re invited to use PRIDEHouse Pavilion as an all-around clubhouse, social hub, and resource center—it has a full bar, TV monitors airing winter sports, and exhibits that raise awareness about GLBT rights around the world. February 5, 2010 - JUST OUT) read more ...
Sneek Peak: The Advocate On-Air preview of Olympics or Bust with Charley & Tyler - Wednesday, February 03, 2010

What is it about the Olympic Games that attracts so many gay people? As correspondent Derrick Shore finds out, it’s about much more than the pageantry of the opening and closing ceremonies.  A sneak peak of The Advocate's On-Air preview of the Olympics (February 2, 2010 - Advocate On-Air)

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Gay Olympians To Be Welcomed At 2010 Winter Olympics - Monday, February 01, 2010
Although PRIDE House aspires to provide a fun and relaxing environment for gay Olympians, it espouses a serious purpose. Homosexuality is subject to the death penalty in seven countries, and banned in nearly 80 countries, many of which will be at the Olympics this winter. PRIDE House aspires to “educate and make aware[ness] that LGBT people are still discriminated against and in some cases persecuted for being or assumed to be homosexual.” by NAIVASHA DEAN, Causecast Editor read more ...
The Well-Sculpted Penis - Friday, January 29, 2010
A well-sculpted penis can be as appealing as any other well-sculpted part of a man's body.  Just ask Edmund Haakoson - but he will be the first to tell you... (January 28, 2010 - SEE Magazine by Piortr Grella-Mozejko) read more ...
Top 10 Whistler hot Spots - Thursday, January 28, 2010
Whistler will be packed with sports action during the 17 days of the Games, but there will be plenty to do beyond that. Local resident Holly Fraughton picks 10 things for the Whistler visitor to do.  (Globe & Mail - January 28, 2010 by Rod Mickleburgh) read more ...
Pride will shine through during the Olympics - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pride House was conceived by GayWhistler as an initiative to bring light to the violations and prejedice that exist today.  Pride House is a culmination of partners and supporters in the LGBT community that recognize the importance of visibility...(24H Vancouver, January 27, 2010)

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Cato Pulleyblank Shares her PRIDE house inspiration for the 2010 Olympics - Wednesday, January 27, 2010

RDI / CBC French interviews Cato Pulleyblank the artist behind PRIDE house and GayWhistler's WinterPRIDE giving the festival and pavilion some of the beautiful visual graphics from posters, ads, banners and merchandise. (PRIDE house youtube channel, January 27, 2010)

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Pride House in Whistler an Olympic first - Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Pride House Whistler will keep its doors open for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, turning a space in a Whistler hotel into a hip cocktail lounge where visitors can watch Olympic events on TV or just have a few drinks and hang out. Organizer Dean Nelson of the group Gay Whistler says it's not just for gay and lesbian visitors, but anyone who wants to show their support in a safe space. (CTVOlympic.ca - January 25, 2010)

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Pride House in Whistler an Olympic first, sign of gay-friendly Games - Monday, January 25, 2010

WHISTLER, B.C. - When a room in an upscale hotel in the heart of Whistler becomes the first-ever Olympic pavilion for gays, lesbians and their supporters during next month's Winter Games, former Canadian gold medal swimmer Mark Tewksbury plans to be there. (Winnipeg Freepress, by James Keller (CP) January 25, 2010)

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VUE Weekly's Paul Blinov interviews artist Edmund Haakoson - Slapshotolus - Sunday, January 17, 2010

A sneak peak of Slapshotolus in Edmonton with artist Edmund Haakoson and composer Nicolas Samoil creator of an orginal score to accompany Slapshotolus.  (January 17, 2010, VUE Weekly - Edmonton, Alberta)

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Connect with Mike Kelly on CBC - Thursday, January 07, 2010

Naked Olympic pride - New sculpture part of first gay pavillion in Olympic history. An interview with Dean Nelson. (CBC - January 7, 2010)

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Athletes to shine with PRIDE - Wednesday, January 06, 2010

With just over a month before the commencement of the 2010 Winter Games in Vancouver and Whistler in February 2010, history is in the making with the launch of the PRIDE House in Whistler, BC. (Examiner.com - January 6, 2010)

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PRIDE House, Slapshotolus - 2010 Olympics, Paralympics - Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Taking centre stage at Pride House will be Slapshotolus (above), a bronze sculpture of a nude hockey player by Alberta artist Edmund Haakonson, who connects antiquity with present day by referencing the pose of the ancient Greek sculpture of the nude discus thrower, aka the Discobolus. (Open Salon - January 6, 2010)

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Gay Pride Celebrations Come to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler - Tuesday, December 08, 2009

From a GLBT perspective, the 2010 Olympics will be history-making. Not only is this the first time a Gay Pride festival and ski week (or any major event, for that matter) is taking place immediately following the Olympics, but the organizers of WinterPride have created the first ever official gay and lesbian pavilion during the Olympic and Paralympic Games: PRIDE House.  (About.com: Andrew's Gay & Lesbian Travel Blog - December 8, 2009)
 

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Pride, Whistler Style - Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Whistler aims to take the Olympic ideals of diversity and peace further than they have ever gone before at the 2010 Winter Games by welcoming gay, lesbian, transgender, bixsexual and two-spirited Games-time guests and participants to the multinational pavilion PRIDE house.... (Whistler, the Magazine - Winter/Spring 2010 by Cathryn Atkinson)

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Pride House - Thursday, November 12, 2009

In the past decade, more and more gay and lesbian athletes have come out of the Olympic closet. It’s wonderful to see, because these athletes make such great role models for LGBT youth. With the 2010 Olympic games quickly approaching, I’ve kept an eye out for any newsworthy stories worth mentioning.
That is why I was more than pleased to come across this story. According to the Vancouver Sun, gay and lesbian Olympic athletes will have a common place to gather and socialize. It’s called Pride House, and will be provided by the Pan Pacific Whistler Village hotel in partnership with Gay Whistler. (Curvemag.com - November 12, 2009)

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Pride House Prepares To Host Gay, Lesbian Olympic Athletes - Friday, October 23, 2009

Gay and lesbian Olympic athletes from countries consumed with conflict or that have laws against homosexuality will have a safe place to seek refugee status during the 2010 Winter Games, says the creator of Pride House, which will have locations in Vancouver and Whistler.
Pride House creator Dean Nelson said no one will encourage athletes to seek asylum, but he added based on past experience he and other organizers decided to have refugee information readily available. “It happened during the World AIDS Conference here and in Toronto,” he said.
(SpeakEqual.com October 23, 2009)

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INSOLITE - JO d’hiver 2010 : Une maison réservée aux homosexuels - Thursday, September 10, 2009

Grande première dans l’histoire des Jeux Olympiques : l’hiver prochain, à Vancouver, les athlètes homosexuels bénéficieront d’un endroit où ils pourront se retrouver «entre eux».

Voilà une initiative qui risque de faire couler beaucoup d’encre. Les organisateurs des Jeux olympiques d’hiver 2010 (organisés du 12 au 28 février) viennent d’annoncer que les athlètes homosexuels auront leur propre pavillon au sein du village olympique de Vancouver. Baptisé «Pride House» (Maison de la fierté en Vf), ce lieu de rencontres permettra aux athlètes gays et lesbiennes de se retrouver entre eux, avec leurs parents et leurs amis. (Le Quotidien.sn 10-septembre-2009)

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Gay Athletes Get Their Own House for Vancouver Olympics - Monday, May 11, 2009

Next year’s Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, will feature something new: a house specifically for gay and lesbian athletes. May 9 article in the Vancouver Sun reported on the development, which is the work of GayWhistler, which aims to provide housing and a meeting area for gay athletes, their families, and others. (EGDEBoston - May 11, 2009)

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Whistler Reaches Out to Gay Olympians - Monday, May 11, 2009

The world of sports is one of the last places in western culture where homophobia remains the norm. Gay athletes are under enormous pressure to hide their lives and loved ones from fellow athletes and the media. In this sense, I think Pride House is a wonderful opportunity to reach out and make gay athletes feel safer. A lot better than the Shame House from the 1988 Olympics, at least. (Gay Agenda - May 11, 2009)

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Pride House planned for gay and lesbian athletes at Vancouver Winter Olympics - Sunday, May 10, 2009

While they’re at the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver, gay and lesbian athletes will have their own place to relax, watch events, and meet friends. For the first time in Olympic history, gay athletes will have their own meeting place at the winter games. (LBGTQNews - May 10, 2009)

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Meeting places at 2010 Olympics see new addition: Pride House - Saturday, May 09, 2009

Yesterday, a group called GayWhistler announced it will set up a special clubhouse in partnership with the Pan Pacific Whistler Village hotel. The free facility will be open to homosexual athletes, their families, friends and fans. (National Post - May 9, 2009)

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Pride House: Gay and lesbian athletes' own place for 2010 Winter Games - Friday, May 08, 2009

Canadian athletes at the 2010 Winter Games will have Canada House. Russians will have Russia House. The Dutch, Holland House. And now, gay and lesbian athletes will have Pride House. For the first time Olympic history, gay and lesbian athletes will have a place to go relax and watch events and meet friends. (Vancouver Sun - May 8, 2009)

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