Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Federation of Gay Games and GLISA announce meeting in Montreal

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The Boards of the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA International) and the international Federation of Gay Games (FGG) announce an important step towards the creation of a joint quadrennial Sport, Culture and Human Rights event (1QE) in 2018. To provide a strong basis for both organizations to work together, a face-to-face meeting between the FGG and GLISA International is planned for the weekend of 5 May 2012 in Montreal to discuss a contract that commits the two organizations to work together on a joint world event in 2018. Board representatives from both organizations will work together to reach an agreement.

The FGG will be represented by board members Dennis Sneyers (USA), Shamey Cramer (USA), and Klaus Heusslein (Italy). GLISA International will be represented by Julia Applegate (USA), Wessel van Kampen (the Netherlands), Nelson Lee (USA), and Daniel Vaudrin (Canada). Both Boards and their legal advisors will be on standby during the weekend to provide feedback and make decisions. Constituents in the LGBT community have asked both organizations to work together so that there will be one quadrennial event. In response, representatives of both organizations have worked hard over the last two years to create a Memorandum of Understanding for 1 single event.

While an agreement has been reached on many issues, the negotiations have been difficult and the two sides thus far have been unable to reach a full agreement. The Montreal meeting will be the final attempt by both organizations to reach an agreement for 1QE in 2018. Since the deadline for initiating the site selection process for the 2018 host is nearing, the objective of this meeting will be to reach a full agreement on the MOU between the FGG and GLISA International by 6 May. Once the MOU is agreed upon, a Request for Proposal (RFP) document will be issued. This will initiate an open and transparent process to select the host for the 1QE in 2018.

For additional information and comments, please contact GLISA International and the Federation of Gay Games:

GLISA International: Julia Applegate: Julia.Applegate@glisa.org
Federation of Gay Games: Kurt Dahl: kdahl@gaygames.org

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