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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: firstname.lastname@example.org