Urge National Olympic Houses to host Pride House celebrations during the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
  • Petitioning Dimitri Soudas

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Executive Director, Communications | Canadian Olympic Committee
Dimitri Soudas
Secretary General | United States Olympic Committee
Scott BLACKMUN
Mr André Gustavo RICHER
Secretary General | Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro
Secretary General | Comité Olímpico Mexicano
Mr Ricardo CONTRERAS HERNÁNDEZ
Secretary General | European Olympic Committee
Mr Raffaele PAGNOZZI
Secretary General | Comité Olympique et Interfédéral Belge
Mr Guido de BONDT
Secretary General | Nederlands Olympisch Comité* Nederlandse Sport Federatie
Mr Gerard DIELESSEN
Secretary General | Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee
Mr Inge ANDERSEN
Secretary General | National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark
Mr Karl Christian KOCH
President | British Olympic Association
Lord Sebastian COE
Secretary General | Comité National Olympique et Sportif Français
Mr Jean-Michel BRUN
Secretary General | Swiss Olympic Association
Mr Roger SCHNEGG

Urge National Olympic Houses to host Pride House celebrations during the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games

    1. Petition by

      Pride House International

In March 2013, a petition to hold a Pride House at the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games was denied by the Russian Ministry of Justice, a ban that was further upheld by Judge Svetlana Mordovina on the basis that a Pride House would incite "propaganda of non-traditional sexual orientation which can undermine the security of the Russian society and the state, provoke social-religious hatred, which is the feature of the extremist character of the activity."

 

Now, Pride House International is inviting the National Olympic Houses to host their own Pride House celebrations during the Games. We are asking the NOCs to take advantage of Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, which reads: "Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.”

 

By signing this petition, you are joining with us in calling on the National Olympic Houses to support LGBT inclusion during the 2014 Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

 

If you would like to send your own letter, in addition to signing this petition, you can find the contact information here National Olympic Committees <click here for list of offices>

 

Please say YES to a Pride House Celebration in your National House and celebrate your diversity and inclusive nature.

Together we can make a difference and stand up for diversity and inclusion for all Human Rights.  For more information visit pridehouseInternational.org

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    • tracey unsworth MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
      • 6 months ago

      Respect,

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    • Paul Oostenbrug ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • 8 months ago

      Pride Houses help support the rights of all.

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    • Valorie Nybo SYLVA, NC
      • 8 months ago

      We must demonstrate an international support of GLBT athletes who have brought honor and joy to there homelands.

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    • Jackson Curran AUSTRALIA
      • 8 months ago

      The right to practice and compete in sport and sporting organisations and competitions is and is unanimously considered an inalienable human right. This particular petition promotes the support and inclusion of all sexual and gender minorities.

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    • Sarah Lyons ATHENS, GA
      • 8 months ago

      Because I want every person to have equal rights

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