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. chunky@chunkymuscle.com

If you have any questions you are welcome to email Chris Morgan chunky@chunkymuscle.com

You can read an article about the history of Gay Games Powerlifting (Past, Present & Future) at Chris's website www.chunkymuscle.com

* 1. Have you competed in the Powerlifting at Gay Games before? (PLEASE INDICATE WHICH GAY GAMES YOU ATTENDED)

* 2. Would you attend an International LGBT Powerlifting competition (s)  if held in London in Summer 2017 and  Summer 2018 ? Please answer Yes to events you would attend, Maybe or No.

* 3. In what capacity would you attend an International LGBT Powerlifting Competition in 2017 or 2018? Click which of these are applicable

* 4. Which of these proposed events would you be interested in attending?

* 5. Please indicate which of these Powerlifting disciplines you are most likely to compete? (PLEASE INDICATE EITHER FULL POWERLIFTING, INDIVIDUAL SINGLE LIFTS OR PUSH & PULL)

* 6. Please indicate if you would wish to compete in a Drug Tested or Non Drug Tested category?

* 7. Are you a currently member of a Powerlifting Federation?

For example IPF, WDFPF, IFASP, GPC, WPC, UPA, USAPL, USPA, WABDL, APF, RPS, SPF, NASA, IWF, IAWA, BWLA, GBPF, CPU, GPC

(PLEASE ANSWER YES OR NO AND THEN SPECIFY WHICH FEDERATION(S).

* 8. Please indicate your Name, City, Country and Email Address. This will help us to plan the best event possible and send you email news updates about London 2017 and London 2018 as they happen.

* 9. How would you describe your gender?

* 10. How would you describe your sexuality?

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