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Gay Games and Outgames Discuss Event Merge

Gay Games and Outgames Discuss Event Merge


One of the hot topics to be discussed this weekend in Toronto by members of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) will be a potential event merger between the Gay Games and Outgames. reports that eight years after the Outgames seceded from the Federation of Gay Games to form GLISA, the two organizations are considering teaming up to host joint quadrennial events in 2018, and that the discussions have caused a battle to emerge among group members.

Team San Francisco, for example, has opposed the move, asking that the Federation of Gay Games keep its event separate and "relegate the Outgames to regional events in South America, Asia and Africa."

Another group, Wrestlers Without Borders, is said to be adamantly against some Outgames initiatives, and have expressed their desire for only FGG General Assembly and Board members to have a voice in certain matters, such as the selection of the event's site.

According to the article, "while a combination of events is being discussed, no merger of organizations is on the table."

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