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Jeremy Nuttall

By Jeremy Nuttall, 24 hours Vancouver

Coun. Tim Stevenson is leading a team to Sochi, Russia to push for the International Olympic Committee to facilitate pride houses for the LGBTQ community.
(FILE PHOTO)

Coun. Tim Stevenson is leading a team to Sochi, Russia to push for the International Olympic Committee to facilitate pride houses for the LGBTQ community. (FILE PHOTO)

A send-off event for Vancouver’s Host City Pride House mission is being prepared for Monday night in the city’s West End as the group heads to Sochi, Russia for the Olympic games.

Coun. Tim Stevenson is leading a team to push for the International Olympic Committee to facilitate pride houses for the LGBTQ community.

Russia’s games have been marred by a human rights controversy over the country’s treatment of its LGBTQ community.

Stevenson, an openly gay councillor, said he hopes to convince Olympic officials to order all future games include pride houses.

The event, at the Fountainhead Pub on Davie Street, will be held a day before Stevenson and others depart for Sochi.

 

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