LGBT+ Annual Sports Fair 2017 – in Partnership with LSBU

We are delighted to announce that we are expecting to have around 28 clubs and sporting organisations at this year’s LGBT+ Sports Fair. This year it is being run by Out For Sport for the very first time and it’s turning out to be a whopper!! Everything from personal trainers, dance, field sports, water sports, racquet sports, and many many more…

If you would like to come along and see what sports London has to offer the LGBT+ community then click the link below and register for free. We are giving Women in Sport an extra big push this year both with our clubs and our attendees so please please do sign up everyone! There will even be a stall providing information on Gay Games – Paris 2018!

It’s being held at London Southbank University so is really central for you all to pop by, check out the stalls and buy a drink from the bar as you enjoy and make new friends and learn about our London clubs!

To register for FREE click here

If you are a club and haven’t registered your stand yet, then complete this survey – It’s free to exhibit!

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Out For Sport Chair Recognised in Federation of Gay Games 2016 Legacy Awards

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FEDERATION OF GAY GAMES ANNOUNCES 2016 LEGACY AWARDS
Federation Honors Extraordinary Contributions at the Annual General Assembly in Sydney, Australia

Following a three-month nomination and selection process, the Federation of Gay Games Board has approved seven Legacy Awards to be presented at their Annual General Assembly (AGA) this October in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2007, the Legacy Awards are presented annually to acknowledge the work of LGBT+ sports and culture organizations, individuals and allies in the local area where the AGA is being held, as well as those who have made significant contributions to the global LGBT+ community.

This year’s award recipients include George Melichar, (New Orleans, USA) as Outstanding Male Volunteer; Alex Davis, (London, UK) as Outstanding Female Volunteer; Flying Bats Women’s Soccer Club, (Sydney, AUS) as Outstanding Local Women’s Organization; Sydney Stingers Waterpolo for Outstanding Local Organization; Caroline Symons, PhD, (Melbourne, AUS) for Social Justice; and Danielle Warby and Matthew Mitcham, both of Sydney, AUS as Local Heroes.

Warby has been instrumental with the development of the Flying Bats for the past two decades and in developing and promoting women’s sports – primarily in New South Wales.

Besides having the distinction for being the first openly gay gold medalist in the Olympic Games for his outstanding performance on the 10-metre Platform Diving competition at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Mitcham has used his celebrity for the sake of the LGBT+ community as well as HIV/AIDS organizations and events.

In addition to the seven Legacy Awards, the FGG will present Medals of Commendation to Bev Lange and the late Peter Bailey for their role as Co-Presidents of Gay Games VI: Sydney 2002; Craig Watson, Event Manager for the newly-launched Proud to Play sports festival in Auckland New Zealand; and Ivan Yap (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), lead organiser of the Straits Games, a multisport festival in southeast Asia celebrating its 15th anniversary this year.

The FGG will also give Special Recognition to Liu Shi of Beijing and Hua Qui of Paris. Liu was a silver medalist at Gay Games 9 in 2014 while Hua assists Paris 2018 in its preparations for Gay Games 10. Both men helped launch the FGG International Development Committee’s inaugural outreach to the People’s Republic of China during June 2016 Pride Month.

The Legacy Awards will be presented during a gala dinner on Monday 24 October 2016 hosted by Australian comedienne and social activist, Julie McCrossin and FGG Officer of Ceremonies Shamey Cramer. Retired Justice of the Australian High Court and the United Nations Human Rights Council, the Right Honourable Michael Kirby, AC, CMG, will be the keynote speaker. Justice Kirby’s keynote address at the Sydney 2002 Gay Games VI Opening Ceremonies is still considered one of the great orations on LGBT+ rights in Australian history.

Held in partnership with the Sydney sports diversity group, Team Sydney, the AGA brings together delegates from its full members, associate members and board members to discuss the activities of the past year, plan future activities and elect the FGG board members for the next year. The Board of Directors for Paris 2018, host city of Gay Games 10, will also be present to discuss their plans for the 2018 event. All AGA attendees are encouraged to book travel and accommodations for the October 2016 event. Complete 2016 AGA information is available at https://gaygames.org.

The List LGBT Sports Fair

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The List LGBT Sports Fair returns this year, on Tuesday the 26th July, 6-9PM. 
Event Details:
Tuesday 26 July, 6-9pm
University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus
Room MG14
35 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5LS

Come and find out about the various LGBT sports teams you could join, alongside an evening of informal networking.

Don’t forget to book your free place online to attend. 

FGG Announces Cities Long List of Bid Cities for the 2022 GAY GAMES XI

Bidding organisations include 11 cities from North America, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) has revealed the cities that have submitted Letters of Intent (LOI) and the respective fees for the 2022 Gay Games XI bidding process.

The 11 cities bidding on Gay Games XI are Austin, TX, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, Salt Lake City, UT, San Francisco, CA, Washington, D.C. (USA), Cape Town (ZAF), Guadalajara (MEX), Hong Kong (CHN), Tel Aviv (ISR).

FGG co-president Joanie Evans tells us: “The site selection process is one our most vital tasks, and we take great pride in our process. Our gratitude to the interested host organisations for sharing our vision of promoting equality in sport and culture.”

Final Bid Books are due on 30 November 2016. The vote for the host of Gay Games XI from three finalist candidate cities will take place in October 2017 at the FGG Annual General Assembly meeting in Paris, France. The complete bidding timeline is available here:
https://gaygames.org/wp/the-gay-games-2/bidding-is-open-for-gay-games-xi/

First meetings with bidders is at the next Annual General Assembly, October 2016, in Sydney, Australia:https://gaygames.org/wp/events/aga-2016-sydney/

Gay Games 10 Paris 2018 takes place 04-12 August 2018. Registration opened May 2016: https://www.paris2018.com/

Built upon the principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Best™ since 1982, the FGG exists to promote equality in sport and culture. The Gay Games was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games: San Francisco (1986), Vancouver (1990), New York (1994), Amsterdam (1998), Sydney (2002), Chicago (2006), Cologne (2010), Cleveland+Akron (2014), and Gay Games 10 takes place in Paris in 2018.

Announcing the Pride Diversity Games

Brighton July 23rd to the 24th

After the great success of the event in 2015 the Pride Diversity Games take place in Brighton from Saturday July 23rd to Sunday July 24th . Whether it’s a fun run or taking part in a football or golf tournament, there’s plenty for everyone to do over the weekend. Oh and the social side of the event is fantastic too of course so a fantastic weekend is guaranteed.

The event is being organised by Brighton Pride CIC in association with the Brighton LGBT Sports Society (BLAGSS), TransCanSport, Sussex County FA, Sussex Cricket and other organisations. It takes place just a fortnight before the city celebrates its annual Pride event on Saturday August 6.

Please check the website for further details
http://www.brighton-pride.org/pride-diversity-games/
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