The Boards of the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association (GLISA International) and the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) announce an important step
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, Apr 13, 2012
The Boards of the Gay and Lesbian International Sport Association
(GLISA International) and the 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 May 5, 2012 in Montreal to discuss a
contract that commits the two organizations to work together on joint world
events in 2018 and beyond. 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.
The LGBTQI community has
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 agreement for the
1QE. 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
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 May 6.
Once the MOU is agreed
upon, a Request for Proposal (RFP) document will be issued. This will
intitiate an open and transparent process to select the host for the 1QE in
For additional information and comments, please contact GLISA
International and the Federation of Gay Games:
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