“Pride House Tokyo” is a project aiming to provide various events and contents related to diversity at a limited hospitality facility during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Despite the postponement of the Games, various activities are ongoing.
On Sunday October 11, 2020 the Pride House Tokyo consortium opened “Pride House Tokyo Legacy”, the first permanent LGBT center in Japan, which has also been recognized by the Tokyo Olympic Organizing Committee. The mission of “Pride House Tokyo Legacy” is to “contribute to the creation of a society in which all people can live equally and healthily without being left behind by their sexuality, and to create hope and experiences to overcome various divisions.” The Embassy of the Netherlands in Japan is a special sponsor to Pride House Tokyo and a member of the Pride House Tokyo Legacy consortium. We regard the establishment of “Pride House Tokyo Legacy” as a milestone in the movement towards society in which everyone is free to be themselves, regardless of who they are or whom they love. Visit the following website for more information about Pride House Tokyo: https://pridehouse.jp/en/
On Sunday, July 18, 2021, just before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we held a special webinar on “ The Inclusion of Openly Transgender Athletes in Sport “.
The video of the event can be viewed via the following link
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be the first time in Olympic history that transgender athletes will compete in the gender category they self-identify. In this event, we have invited a variety of guests to share their thoughts, feelings, and knowledge about the participation of transgender athletes in the Games from their respective perspectives. From the Netherlands, a Dutch transgender athlete participated as a speaker and introduced the new ‘Guidance on Gender and Sex Diverse Individuals” drawn up by the Dutch national Olympic committee and Dutch sports federations. event concluded with an appearance by Chris Mosier, international transgender activist and “the man who changed the Olympics,” who commented on the participation of transgender athletes in sports and gave a heartwarming message to the transgender and non-binary community around the world.
Representative of Pride House Tokyo / Representative of NPO Good Aging Ales
President of Pride House Tokyo / Co-Chairman of S.C.P. Japan
Former Japanese women’s national fencing team member. He is a board member of the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) and the Japan Fencing Association (FJE).
・Peter van der Vliet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan
・Dutch transgender athlete
・Chris Mosier, transgender activist and Olympic athlete