We, S.C.P. Japan, are proud to become a consortium member of Pride House Tokyo. Pride House Tokyo is a project run by an alliance of non-profit organizations, activists and corporations in order to set up LGBTQ+ friendly hospitality venues and SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) information hubs for large sporting events. As Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games approach (re-scheduled for summer 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic), it will be a great opportunity to engage with wider communities on SOGI issues and challenges.
“Pride House Tokyo Legacy”, a permanent LGBTQ Centre, is scheduled to open on 1st November 2020. (Pre-opening is set for 11th October 2020.)
S.C.P Japan, as a team member of ‘Team Athletes Messages” (led by our Co-Director Aya Noguchi), has been focusing on SOGI (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity) issues in and through sport. We aim to tackle SOGI related challenges within sporting communities, and to empower anyone who might be affected by SOGI issues in the wider society through sports.
We will continue to support projects run by Pride House Tokyo beyond 2020 and challenge issues related to SOGI in sport and through sport.
※Pride House is a LGBTQ+ friendly hospitality venue and information hub for large sporting events, mainly run by non-profit organizations in the hosting country.
※Achievements by Team Athletes Messages※
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Video with Athletes’ Messages supporting Pride House Tokyo Ver. 1
“We Are Supporting Pride House Tokyo”
Video with Athletes’ Messages supporting Pride House Tokyo Ver.2
“Building A Society Where Sports Are Truly for Everyone”
※Voices from World Athletes (p.25-26), written by Aya Noguchi
※Text by Niji-Iro Diversity, a non-profit organization
Would you like to get involved to support the Team Athletes Messages? We are always looking for volunteers to take on various capacities and roles. We can also provide internship opportunities for students. Please get in touch with us via email below.