Gay Games Ambassador Chris Morgan and a group of LGBT Powerlifters from around the world, have recently been talking to the Federation of Gay Games, about holding an affiliate Powerlifting event during the Gay Games in Paris 2018.
Sadly we have now received a final response from Paris 2018, who are unwilling to support an LGBT Powerlifting competiiton during the Gay Games in Paris.
This of course makes proceeding with our own independent event in Paris, extremely difficult and therefore we are looking at alternative ways of bringing LGBT Powerlifters together in both 2017 and 2018.
The working group still have an ongoing dialogue with the Federation of Gay Games and they are encouraging us to take action now to ensure we are able to participate in Gay Games 2022
LONDON 2017 & LONDON 2018
In direct response to this news Gay Powerlifters Chris Morgan and Dominic Patmore have decided to invite all LGBT Powerlifters to London in Summer 2017 and Summer 2018 for International LGBT Championships.
Our aim is to bring together all LGBT Powerlifters for friendly competition, congress sessions and social events, so we can shape the future of LGBT Powerlifting.
We are asking if you would like to participate in an International LGBT Powerlifting Championships that would be arranged close to either London Pride or Brighton Pride in 2017 and arranged close to Gay Games Paris in 2018?
We are proposing to offer all different Powerlifting disciplines, including full Powerlifting, single lifts, Equipped, Unequipped lifters and also a team points competition. (The Ryder Cup of LGBT Powerlifting - an example USA v EUROPE v WORLD)
There are over 50 National and International Powerlifting Federations across the world, so we are proposing that these events be a Non Sanctioned (Closed) events, without an official sanction from ANY Powerlifting Federation.
This will mean that we can all lift together, including HIV Positive and Trans athletes who will also able to compete without fear of sanctions due to medications and HRT.
HOW YOU CAN HELP ...
1) PLEASE COMPLETE THIS SURVEY TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT Be sure to complete the contact details, so we can keep you informed as we have further news.
2) IF YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CERTAIN OF ATTENDING PLEASE ALSO EMAIL CHRIS MORGAN so we can go ahead and book one of three venues we have in mind. email@example.com
If you have any questions you are welcome to email Chris Morgan firstname.lastname@example.org
You can read an article about the history of Gay Games Powerlifting (Past, Present & Future) at Chris's website www.chunkymuscle.com