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Gay Games, Outgames to merge events?

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For those who have been calling for the last six years for a united quadrennial gay-sports event, that possibility is now on the horizon. The FGG and GLISA are considering merging their Gay Games and Outgames events and holding a joint event in 2018. From the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation, who held their annual general meeting last weekend in Manchester, U.K.:

For LGBT sports people, however, the most historic moment occurred within the Assembly itself, when the Co-Presidents of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG), Emy Ritt and Kurt Dahl and the Co-Presidents of Gay and Lesbian International Sports Association (GLISA) Julia Applegate and Wessel Van Kampen outlined a proposal for future collaboration between the two organisations, which includes the proposal to organise a joint world event in 2018.

I don't have an opinion whether there should be one or two quadrennial gay sports events, but it is really great to see the FGG and GLISA working in partnership.

Hat tip to Fred K.