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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: hello@gaygameshk2022.com
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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
International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics
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!

2017 IGLA Championships at World OutGames Miami

We are pleased to announce the 2017 IGLA Championships hosted at the World OutGames Miami will be held May 26–30, 2017. We look forward to welcoming athletes from around the world to compete in swimming, water polo, diving, synchronized swimming, and Pink Flamingo at our milestone 30th Annual Championship meet

The Nadadores of South Florida continue to work closely with World OutGames Miami and IGLA to host the competitions in accordance with the IGLA Championship Rules. The IGLA Board is grateful for the Nadadores’ efforts to host a successful championship and we invite all our members to support the program they have put together.

Our events will be held at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove and the University of Miami in nearby Coral Gables. Swimming events will take place May 26–29; Water Polo will be May 27–29; Synchronized Swimming will be May 27 and 28; and Diving will be May 26 and 28. The Nadadores and World OutGames Miami are exploring options for an Open Water swim on May 30. A detailed competition schedule will be available soon on the Nadadores and World OutGames Miami websites.

Please plan on a joining us for a Welcome Reception on Friday night. More announcements about the IGLA 30thAnniversary Banquet and other social events, including a pool party, and a beach party, will follow.

Registration is open now at a Special IGLA promotion rate of $150 for World OutGames Miami registration, plus $60 sport fee for swimming, water polo, and synchronized swimming, and $75 for diving. The $150 registration fee is available until January 15, 2017, using the discount code IGLAPR. We encourage you to register without delay! Online registration is available at https://miamioutgames.fusesport.com/registration/467/website.

Special World OutGames Miami rates are available at nearby hotels. The primary host hotel for IGLA 2017 is the Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove, with additional blocks of rooms reserved at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa and the Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove. To reserve rooms, please click HERE for hotel options, then choose the Coconut Grove/Coral Gables tab for options closest to Ransom Everglades School and the University of Miami.

The IGLA Board will be hosting a call-in, virtual team summit in January or February to address questions you may have about the 2017 IGLA Championships or about any other issues. We will announce the time and call-in details early in the new year.

The IGLA Board understands that over the last few months there has been considerable uncertainty and confusion about the status of the 2017 Championships. Thank you for your patience and helpful feedback. We have worked closely with World OutGames Miami and the Nadadores, and will continue to do so, to ensure a top-quality meet experience for all our participating members. We are proud to reiterate our confidence in and commitment to the Miami Championships and look forward to seeing you there in 2017!

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