Signs that the 2012 Olympics are on their way can be spotted all over town. From the construction, to the posters, and even events in support, Londoners are looking forward to this massive global event. On Friday, 9th December, the London 2012 Olympics Pride House had its official launch and the LGSW were delighted to be included.
Wondering what a ‘Pride House’ is? Pride House will be one of the many Olympic ‘houses’ in London during the 2012 Games. It aims to provide an awesome venue for fun and entertainment, but more than that it’ll be a networking hub for the global LGBT community and also be a focus for programmes aimed at education, tolerance and the encouragement of diversity.
The launch event was a great success. The evening began with drinks and canapés, and some light music provided by a string quartet from our friends at LGSO. We quickly moved to speeches from several notable people, including Pride House Director Chad Molleken, who inspired us with a vision of what this House aims to be: more than just a public venue, Pride House will be a symbol of acceptance to the world. A cocktail reception and networking break was next, where the LGSW performed pop classics such as Take That’s “Shine,” Britney Spears’ “Toxic,” and Lady Gaga’s “The Edge Of Glory.”
We were honoured to be a part of this fantastic event and hope to work closely with the Pride House team again in the coming months!
More information about Pride House can be found at their website: http://pridehouselondon.co.uk/
Photo credit: Nicolas Chinardet of Zefrog