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Navratilova to
participate in World Outgames Montreal conference

Navratilova to
participate in World Outgames Montreal conference

Martina Navratilova to be a key player in International Conference on LGBT Human Rights.

Organizers of the World Outgames Montreal said Thursday that Martina Navratilova will participate in the International Conference on LGBT Human Rights, which will be held for three days before the opening ceremony of the games. The world-renowned tennis champion and sports legend will present the Declaration of Montreal with Olympic medalist and Outgames copresident Mark Tewksbury at the opening ceremony on July 29. "I am thrilled to be involved with the Outgames. Over the past three years, the Montreal organization has built a new model for LGBT sport and cultural events, one that honors the past, speaks to the present, and stands ready to embrace the future," Navratilova said in a statement. "This model will result in the largest LGBT sport and cultural event ever held. This is why I am so proud to be part of this important development in the history of the international LGBT community." The International Conference on LGBT Human Rights focuses on affirming LGBT rights as an international standard in every country of the world. To this end, a final resolution, titled the Declaration of Montreal, will be adopted at the close of the conference and presented at the Opening Ceremony of the first World Outgames. The Declaration of Montreal will then be introduced in the United Nations and other international forums. Navratilova's stellar career was crowned with one record-breaking success after another. She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 40 Grand Slam doubles titles (31 women's doubles and nine mixed doubles), and the women's singles title at Wimbledon a record nine times. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2000. (Advocate.com)

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