Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 27, 2014, 10:10:18 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 636380
  • Total Topics: 48294
  • Online Today: 204
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: The 1st World Outgames in Montreal  (Read 796 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline DanielMark

  • Member
  • Posts: 1,475
The 1st World Outgames in Montreal
« on: July 29, 2006, 03:48:41 PM »
Outgames seeks social change through sports

Montreal's Outgames
 
CTV.ca News Staff
 
Wed. Jul. 26 2006

The 1st World Outgames began in Montreal Wednesday evening, marking a  milestone in the history of the gay and lesbian community.

The games will run from July 26 to Aug. 5, and will kick off with the International Conference on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Human Rights.

The conference will run from July 26 to 29, and will bring together 2,000 delegates from every continent and more than 100 countries around the world.

It will include 200 workshops and discussions led by internationally recognized human rights leaders, scholars and trade organizations.

"Countries like Britain, Canada, the U.S., where we are progressive in terms of our rights ... we have to be showing the way to other countries," Waheed Ali, a member of the U.K. House of Lords and a keynote speaker at the conference, told CTV Montreal.

"We have to give encouragement to gay and lesbian men and women throughout the world, and say 'look, we've been able to achieve this, we can help you, we want to help you, we want to empower you too."

The list of keynote speakers at the conference includes Alice Nkom, a lawyer who is currently defending 11 men imprisoned for being gay in Cameroon, Walter Schubert, founder of the Gay Financial Network and the New York Stock Exchange's first openly gay member, and Ashok Row Kavi, HIV activist and founder of Bombay Dost, India's first official gay magazine.

Tennis champion Martina Navratilova and Canadian Olympian Mark Tewksbury will also be involved in the conference, presenting the Declaration of Montreal, a document drafted as a demand to the United Nations for action on human rights for the LGBT community around the world.

The workshops will include subjects such as Transgender People in the Workplace and Real and Perceived Barriers to Being Out in Pro Sports.

The close of the conference will precede the opening ceremonies of the sports and culture component of the games.

The events are open to competitors of all sexual orientation, and will include 35 disciplines for participants ranging from seasoned athletes to recreational participants.

"There are no minimum athletic standards to qualify for the Outgames. The only requirement is the desire to support the ideals of the Outgames," reads the games website.

The cultural events will include competitions in the areas of music, dance and social activities.

The slogan of the Outgames is "social change through sport."
MEDS: REYATAZ & KIVEXA (SINCE AUG 2008)

MAY 2000 LAB RESULTS: CD4 678
VL STILL UNDETECTABLE

DIAGNOSED IN 1988

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.