Plans for One World Event, Uniting Gay Games and GLISA, Called Off

By Matt Swenson, March 9, 2016

The recent setback was not a result of a lack of effort. The Gay Games and GLISA held discussions off and on for the past seven years. A four-person committee, including Larocque and Gay Games Site Selection Officer David Killian, was formed last year to investigate potential hosts.

In its statement, the Gay Games says it remains open to working with GLISA in the future, noting there is an open invitation for GLISA to become a member organization of the Gay Games’ general assembly.

Meanwhile, GLISA continues on its own path. The 2016 North America OutGames will occur in St. Louis in May, and the World OutGames is slated for Miami in 2017. It is also in the beginning stages of selecting a host for the 2020 North America OutGames.

Larocque says GLISA is expanding its continental approach, creating branches in Asia, Europe and Latin America.

“We move forward, wiser, more determined,” he says.

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