Sunday, September 9, 2018

Tokyo will host a Pride House during the Olympic Games

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics will host an LGBT Pride House.

The Pride House is designed to offer a space where athletes and fans can exchange information and insights about the LGBT community during two of the world’s premier sporting events.

Gon Matsunaka, the founder and president of LGBT support group Good Aging Yell, expressed hope that the major sporting events would be an ideal opportunity to help spread awareness of the LGBT community.

"Sports has the power to change the future," Matsunaka said. "We want to work closely with the sports world to make diversity something that’s positive."

The idea of having a space for LGBT attendees began at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Since then ‘Pride Houses’ have become an increasingly common and popular sight at major sporting events.

While the Pride House Tokyo is currently being planned as a temporary, the organizers are hoping it will become a permanent fixture for any sporting events to take place in Japan.

The logo for Pride House Tokyo was designed by artist Asao Tokolo, who also designed the official logos for the 2020 Olympics.

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