Thursday, February 18, 2010

Pride House, Vancouver

Typically, houses in the Olympic Village are organized around country.  This year, Canada has created "Pride House" -- a safe haven for LGBT athletes.  It is the first of its kind.  Within the first week of its opening, four LGBT athletes requested asylum in Canada because their sexual or gender orientation could mean jail time in their home countries. Pride House has provided lawyers and other aid to help these athletes.  Go, Canada!

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