International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics
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San Francisco/Hong Kong, 11th November 2019

130+ delegates, Honorary Life Members (HLMs), and observers of the international Federation of Gay Games (FGG) from 23 countries recently participated in the Annual General Assembly (AGA) in Guadalajara, Mexico from October 31 - November 2, 2019. The AGA was a great success!

The Hong Kong Team delivered two sessions to update members on the current state of planning for Gay Games 11. One presentation on the current situation in Hong Kong and the other outlining the progress of the Hong Kong team for the 2022 Gay Games.

While we fully recognize the troubles in Hong Kong continue, the FGG Board and the attending members are leaving Mexico committed to the Gay Games in Hong Kong which will be a spectacular sports and cultural event that will kickstart and foster LGBTQ+ connections among our communities in the city and region.

This will be the largest LGBTQ+ sports and cultural event ever held in Asia. 12,000 participants, 36 sports, and 20+ cultural events will take place over 9 days in November, 2022.

“Hong Kong is an opportunity to make a positive political statement by doing something that is fun and non-threatening and which can change peoples’ perspectives of what it means to be LGBTQ+,” said Gene Dermody, a participant in all ten previous Gay Games.

We believe in the power of unity that comes from diversity. The Gay Games 11 tagline, Unity in Diversity, is an extremely relevant message not just for the Gay Games but for Hong Kong at this difficult time.

For more information please reach out to:
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Who else is excited for the Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships?
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Long Beach Grunions
The Grunions had a great awards brunch and are jazzed to be going to the Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships in February. We can’t wait to hang out with the Glamourheads down under! Join us in Melbourne for the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Tournament. 📸 By Cory Lindabury!
International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics
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Our board members Sagi Krispin and Shea manning are in the Gay Games AGA where they met the amazing guys of the Mermaidsmex, a LGBT+ swimming club from Mexico City.
We are excited to interact with LGBT+ aquatics team from all over the world and welcome them to our community!

Presidents’ Message

Hi All,

With the happy memories of Seattle behind us, this week our new IGLA board of directors convened for our first meeting – progressing much of the work already underway and planning for the years ahead.

Details of who is on the board can be found on the IGLA Website:

The key changes that were confirmed at our Seattle Annual General Meeting are the addition of Damien Strogen (Team Auckland) and Bobby Ryan (Philadelphia FINS) who join the board as the new co-chairs.

We have an exciting year ahead of us. Here is a quick summary:

2018 Gay Games

  • The site selection will be completed in early October.
  • The decision is between Limerick, London, and Paris.
  • IGLA is represented in this final stage by Charlie Carson and Ken Heard who will attend the final presentations on our behalf and discuss their proposed voting with the IGLA board ahead of the final vote.
  • No doubt you will first hear the result via the FGG (Federation of Gay Games) and online news sources, but we will issue a formal communication following the selection to confirm the outcome of this closely contested process.

2014 Gay Games

  • As is normal during a Gay Games year, the annual IGLA championship are combined with the Gay Games and the IGLA Board is working closely with the organisers in Cleveland to ensure that this is a successful and exciting event.
  • Charlie Carson and Ken Heard (as our FGG delegates) are our main point of contact with the Cleveland team.

2015 IGLA Championships

  • We are working through discussions with a number of potential hosts for our IGLA Championships in 2015.
  • There are some great cities interested in holding the event and we hope to have some more detailed updates for you in the next few weeks.

Membership & Outreach

  • The strength of IGLA is in our member clubs. We rely on you to motivate your individual team mates, encourage them to get involved in promoting your teams and IGLA, and to attend our member club meets and annual championships.
  • We have some exciting initiatives in the planning stage to expand our network to attract new members to our IGLA family both established areas and new parts of the globe, particularly Asia and Latin America. If you have contacts who may be interested in forming a new team and need guidance, or if this is an initiative in which you’d like to be involved, please get in touch with the Board.

A lot to look forward to – we’ll see you in the water!


Scott and Gareth
IGLA Co-Presidents 2013/2014

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