Pride House Patrons

9th July 2014

Pride House Patrons

Pride House Glasgow is proud to announce two new political patrons:

- Sir Menzies Campbell MP, Member of Parliament for North East Fife

- Alison Johnston MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament for Lothian

Sir Menzies Campbell, MP for North East Fife and former British 100 metre record holder said, ‘Sport breaks down barriers, creates and encourages diversity. These Commonwealth Games are for all of us. They will bring together the citizens of Glasgow and our guests. At Pride House there will be a welcome for all.’

Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and former athlete, who represented Scotland in the 800 and 1500 metres, said, ‘Pride House will be a great asset for the Games, and will provide essential support in the campaign for equality and diversity in sport. We must strive towards a culture that not only allows LGBT athletes to compete without feeling they have to hide their sexuality, but encourages many of them to become positive role models to ensure younger people are inspired to pursue their sporting potential.’

Written on 9th July 2014.