GLISA International is delighted to announce that the bidding Process for the 4th worldOutgames in 2017 has started
By GLISA International – Toronto, ON, Canada
To kick off the bidding process for the 4th worldOutgames in 2017, GLISA International is today issuing its Request for Proposal (RFP), inviting all interested cities to submit a “Letter of Intent” and ultimately a full bid.
The full RFP document and the timeline can be downloaded from the GLISA International website: www.glisa.org.
Paul Brummitt, chair of the Host Selection Committee said, “World Outgames is an international LGBTQ event consisting of equal parts multi-sport tournament, human rights conference and culture. The Host City we ultimately select will have the responsibility, and capability, to deliver a financially successful event”.
GLISA, in partnership with the organizing team in Antwerp, is currently involved in the preparations for World Outgames III to be held from July 31 to August 11.
The timeline set by the GLISA International Board envisages the announcement of the host for the 4th worldOutgames in Antwerp at the end of February 2013.
World and Continental Outgames
The 1st worldOutgames was held in 2006 in Montreal and attracted more than 12,000 participants. The event was based on three components: Sport, Culture and Human Rights.
Since then, successful events have been hosted by GLISA’s Continental Associations in North America and Asia Pacific in 2007 (1st North America Outgames in Calgary) and 2008 (1st Asia Pacific Outgames in Melbourne).
The successful 2nd worldOutgames was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in 2009. An attractive open all inclusive event for the (local and international) LGBT community, but also for the people from Copenhagen and Denmark.
In 2011 GLISA’s Continental Associations in Asia Pacific and North America hosted events in Wellington, New Zealand (March) and Vancouver, Canada (July).
worldOutgames III will be held in 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2014, Darwin, Australia will host the 3rd Asia Pacific Outgames and in 2015, Denver, Colorado will host the 3rd North America Outgames.