The Boards of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Organization (GLISA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and production of One World Event to be held in 2022.
The MOU is a reflection of the results of a Survey available to members of both organizations following Gay Games 9 (third quarter 2014). More than 2,000 responses were received and collated and reflected the desire of the global LGBTIQ for a single sports,human rights, and culture event for 2022. “This was an historic occasion for members of the global LGBTIQ community to express its wishes with respect to the directions of our two organizations; they didn’t disappoint,” said Tamara Adrian, Co-President of GLISA.
The MOU provides for the identification of a joint FGG/GLISA “Site Selection Committee”which will be tasked to develop and oversee the site selection process. This process will include development of a Bid Framework, a Letter of Interest stage, a review of the bids from various host organizations, and a selection by members of both organizations. This process will begin second quarter 2015 with the identification of Committee members and will conclude with the host voting process no later than the fourth quarter of 2017.
Additionally, the MOU provides for the creation of a “Transition Commission” which will steer the development of a single organizational body to deliver future One World Events. “Both our Boards are looking forward to the results of the virtual and face-to-face consultations presently being hosted by the Working Group, “said Joanie Evans, Co-President of the FGG. “To date, the results are consistent with the results of the survey.”
Both the FGG and GLISA support the commitment to ensure the Site Selection process will reflect transparency of information, openness of communication, and inclusivity of member organizations.