— Published 19 May 2023

The Games will have their own Pride House

A Pride House at the Paris 2024 Games. The OCOG made it official on the occasion of the World Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. It is the result of a partnership between the organizing committee and the association Fier-Play. Objective: to promote meetings “with out athletes and allies“, to propose educational tools for the general public, recommendations and “a common approach for the entire sports movement on the inclusion of LGBTI+ people in and through sport“, and finally to raise awareness among the general public on the subject of LGBTI+ in sport. In concrete terms, this initiative will take the form of a central Pride House, installed at La Villette (not far from Club France) between June 15 and September 15, 2024, plus a mobile Pride House, which will travel to different venues during the Games in Paris and the surrounding suburbs. A digital Pride House, available by phone, will also make the project accessible to everyone. It will continue to exist as a legacy after the Games. Comment by Tony Estanguet, President of the OCOG: “At Paris 2024, we are convinced that sport changes lives, and that it is also a great tool to change mentalities and contribute to the fight against discrimination. As organizers of the world’s largest sporting event, we have a responsibility, and we also want to take advantage of the visibility of the Games to advance this essential fight.