28. June 2024 | 19:00 h | Senate Department for the Interior, Sport and Society

Pride House Berlin Talk: LGBTIQ in sport

This event will be held in German.

With the Pride House Berlin Talk, Pride House Berlin comes to the fan zone and is proud to be part of the opening ceremony of Pride Month. Alexander Wehrle, Annet Negesa, Claudia Krobitzsch and Philippa Jarke will be talking about LGBTIQ in sport.

Queer people are rarely visible, especially in professional sport. Even in men’s soccer, there are only a few queer professionals across Europe. There are currently no openly queer people in the German Bundesliga. In many cases, inter* and trans* people are excluded from sports. The talk aims to show approaches and possible solutions to these challenges.

The participants ask themselves the question: How can we ensure that LGBTIQ people have the same opportunities and possibilities in sport?
Berlin is getting its first Pride House in the Poststadion for EURO 2024. A Pride House is a place where queer people and all those who identify with the same values and are committed to respectful coexistence and diversity can come together.

Alexander Wehrle is a German soccer official. He advocates that queer professional footballers should be able to be open about their sexual orientation or identity.

Annet Negesa (PICTURE) is a track and field athlete with a focus on middle-distance running. As an intersex person, she has had to endure a variety of discriminatory experiences.

Claudia Krobitzsch is Diversity and Inclusion Manager at the German Football Association. In her view, we urgently need more role models in management positions and also in training.

Philippa Jarke is a dubbing director, voice actress, actress, dialog book author and film producer. Many people know her from the BVG announcements she recorded. Few people know that she had numerous successes in athletics in her youth.

28. June 2024 , 19:00 h
Fanzone, Platz der Republik 1, 10557 Berlin
free entry
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