2018 Pride House Gold Coast

2018 Pride House Gold Coast Ambassadors, LGBTIQ+ Olympians Nat Cook and Ji Wallace pictured above.

Promote EQUALITY and INCLUSION at one of the world's largest sporting events by supporting 2018 Pride House Gold Coast!

We've secured enough money to open the doors but we need YOUR support to ensure that Australia's first EVER Pride House offers real support to the community and creates a lasting legacy.


2018 Pride House Gold Coast will be the first ever Pride House to be hosted in Australia and will be a welcoming place to view the GC2018 Commonwealth Games competition, meet like-minded people and engage in a range of fun and thought-provoking activities in a safe space. The space will aim to create awareness about homophobia in sport through education and to promote inclusion and equality for LGBTIQ+ people throughout the Commonwealth and the globe.

Modelled after a traditional Olympic hospitality house, a Pride House is a space welcoming Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and "Other" (LGBTIQ+) athletes, fans, and their allies during large-scale international sporting events. Most recently, Pride Houses have been hosted at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games, the 2016 Rio Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

With the assistance of our venue partners Rise Bar & Club as well as a small number of soon-to-be-announced sponsors, we've been able to raise enough money to open the doors for the entirety of the Games - but we still need financial assistance to create a kick-ass program and provide relevant support services for those in need.


Every donation counts - even the smallest contribution can help us achieve our collective goal of promoting love, inclusion and change for LGBTIQ+ people from all across the Commonwealth.

$10      helps provide health promotion and resources for visitors

$25      feeds one of our tireless volunteers for the day

$50      covers costs towards equipment and décor.

$100 .  prints one panel of our premiere exhibit, Australian LGBTIQ+ Sporting Trailblazers, allowing us to immortalise the stories of some of Australia's most inspirational athletes.

$250    provides a session with a social worker for young people and others needing support during the Games.

$500     covers a travel and accommodation contribution for our speakers and headlining artists


ALL supporters will have their names featured in the Pride House space and an invitation to the Opening Night VIP Launch (March 28).

All contributions of $100 or more will also receive a special edition 2018 Gold Coast Pride House pin, exclusive to the 2018GCPH project.

Contributions of $ 500 or more will receive an opportunity to meet Project Ambassadors, LGBTIQ+ Olympians Nat Cook and Ji Wallace (pictured above) at an exclusive event.


We're still in need of volunteers - so if you're truly committed to the cause and want to help even more, contact us via our Facebook page to discuss volunteering opportunities.

If you'd like further information on 2018 Pride House Gold Coast, head to our Facebook page (@2018pridehousegc)

If you'd like further information on the Pride House International movement or previous Pride Houses, visit their website (pridehouseinternational.org).


The entity responsible for organising the Pride House during the Commonwealth Games is Team Rainbow Inc. A not-for-profit incorporated association that exists to promote and facilitate LGBTIQ sporting opportunities in Queensland.




2018 Pride House Gold Coast, genuinely takes the Games to the people of the Commonwealth and utilise its position alongside this landmark multi-sport event to enhance the lives of LGBTIQ+ people through their engagement with sport while providing a legacy of venues and infrastructure to the Gold Coast.

Our Consumer Reach –

Ø  20,000+ Physical Visitors including 600+ Athletes and 100+ Media over 11 Days

Ø  Situated in the heart of Surfers Paradise (Corner The Esplanade & Cavill Ave)

Ø  100,000+ People Traditional Media Exposure (Television, Radio, Print)

Ø  1,000,000+ People Social Media Reach (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube)

Our Exhibitions –

Ø  Australian LGBTIQ+ Sporting Trailblazers

Ø  The LGBTIQ People of the Commonwealth

Our Events –

Ø  Daily LGBTIQ+ themed Events with a focus on Awareness and Education

Ø  LGBTIQ+ Entertainment and Performances

Funds will be used to support a LGBTIQ+ "Pride House" safe and inclusive space during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

A LGBTIQ+ Pride House originated from the traditional Hospitality House concept that is common at Olympics and other Games. Hospitality Houses are places to attend to support your country with like-minded others. Pride House is a similar concept but centred on the LGBTI+ community.

Pride Houses have become a regular fixture. They are viewed as providing a valuable contribution to the fabric of international major events with significant positive outcomes and media interest. This will be the first time that Australia will hold a Pride House International.

Members of the local LGBTI+ community on the Gold Coast have proposed a similar concept for a Pride House to be held on the Gold Coast in April next year at the time of the Commonwealth Games. The local Pride House will be hosted at an existing hospitality venue, Rise Bar in Surfers Paradise from March 28 until April 15, 2018. LGBTIQ+ individuals and their allies will be able to enjoy the Commonwealth Games with other like-minded individuals in a safe and inclusive environment.

The program is planned to include an Exhibition of Australian LGBTIQ+ “Trailblazers” comprised of individuals who have been leaders in the fight for equality. The entire spectrum of the LGBTIQ+ rainbow will be included in this Exhibition.

The program of Events planned will highlight a separate issue daily relating to each letter from the LGBTIQ+ Community. The aim is to raise awareness and education on important topics such as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Youth, Legal and Mental Health issues.

Previous Pride House International Major Events -
 2016 Olympic and Paralympics Games, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
 2014 Sochi Olympics, Remote.
 2012 London Olympics, London, England.
 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland.
 2015 Women’s World Cup, Vancouver Canada.
 2014 Women’s World Cup, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, Toronto, Canada.
 2017 Women’s European Football Championships Utrecht, Netherlands.
 2016 European Football Championships, France.
 2012 European Football Championships, Poland + Ukraine.

11 Days of world class sporting competitions on the Gold Coast
 6,600+ Athletes and team officials.
 690,000 Unique visitors (estimated) are expected to descend on the Gold Coast.
 70 Nations and Territories competing.
 18 Sports and 7 Para sports being contested.
 1.2 Million Ticketed spectators.
 4000 Personnel to provide security.
 15,000 Volunteers celebrated as “Games Shapers.”
 3,500 Accredited and non-accredited media representatives.
 Media are anticipated to deliver around 100,000 media stories.
 1,000 Hours of Television Coverage.
 Cumulative Global TV Broadcast Audience of 1.5 Billion.
 30,000 Jobs Created.
 Anticipated $2 Billion Injected into Queensland Economy.

Pride House Vision
To provide a safe and inclusive space for the LGBTIQ+ community during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games to gather, celebrate and enjoy sport. To ensure the highest quality and most enjoyable experience is had by all Pride House International attendees and leaves a lasting legacy for the LGBTIQ+ sporting community on the Gold Coast.

Pride House Mission
 To educate and raise awareness of LGBTIQ+ people of the Commonwealth.
 To facilitate best practice delivery of Gold Coast Pride House International 2018 (GCPHI2018) operations, to cater to stakeholder and LGBTIQ+ community needs.
 To ensure the financial viability of GCPHI2018.
 To positively influence and support all within LGBTIQ+ communities.
 To provide opportunities for all stakeholders.
 To develop our volunteers.
 To exceed our stakeholders’ expectations.
 To form effective partnerships.
 To achieve determined objectives.

Pride House Values
 We value safety.
 We value Inclusion for all.
 We value equality.
 We value a respectful environment in which all stakeholders can contribute.
 We value fair, open, ethical and accountable behaviour.
 We value best practice policies and procedures.
 We value cooperation and operating as a team.

Pride House Stakeholders
 Office of Commonwealth Games, State Government.
 Pride House International.
 The Star Entertainment Group.
 The Arts Centre, Gold Coast.
 Griffith University. (Pride)
 Queensland Police Service.
 LGBTIQ+ Legal Service, Brisbane.
 Pride in Sport, ACON.
 Queensland AIDS Council.
 Team Rainbow Incorporated.
 Proud 2 Play.
 Young Leaders Embracing 2018 (YLE18) Committee.
 Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association.
 Intersex Representatives.
 Transgender Representatives.
 First Nations People Representatives.
 LGBTIQ+ Human Rights Activists.
 Pride in Practice, Biz4LGBTI

I am Matt Hall from the Gold Coast.
I am the Project Manager for this Project.
The funds will be spent on LGBTIQ+ Exhibitions and Events. 
I am responsible for paying the accounts of this LGBTIQ human rights project.


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