CNN reveals that once again Canada has provided a safe space for gay participants at an Olympics.
It’s called the Pride House, a building in the village that’s a safe space for gay and lesbian athletes, their friends, family and supporters.
The first Pride House popped up during the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and since then they have appeared at a number of international sporting events, including the 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in London and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio, Brazil.
There was not a Pride House during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A couple of years before those Games started, government officials turned down LGBT activists’ attempts to organize one. The matter ended up in court, where a Russian judge in 2011 rejected the registration for the house, saying that such a house would “contradict the foundations of public morality and government policy in the area of protection of the family, motherhood and childhood.”
Gold to Canada!