MR GAY WORLD 2013 Antwerp, Belgium, ANNOUNCED
Mr. Gay World returns to Europe to join forces with the worldOutgames Antwerp 2013
Eric Butter, President & Co-Founder of Mr Gay World, Ltd.
Johannesburg, South Africa - April 6, 2012 - The worldOutgames Antwerp 2013 and Mr Gay World organization are proud to collaborate on producing the fifth annual Mr Gay World competition in the beautiful city of Antwerp, Belgium. The election will be included in the 3 pillars of the worldOutgames, and will be held from August 1st - 5th 2013, with the Grand Finale closing off the first weekend of celebrations of the worldOutgames on August 5th with a spectacular show.
President of MGW, Eric Butter said, "We are proud to be working with the worldOutgames as we both have similar objectives in creating opportunities for us to share that Gay Rights are Human Rights. Next year part of the competition will be participation in the worldOutgames "EQuality Forum" Human Rights conference that will help our delegates learn from industry leaders, be inspired, make global contacts and to share their own stories as well as participation in Sports and Cultural festival."
Co-founder of the worldOutgames Antwerp 2013, Jerko Bozikovic, stated "We are extremely proud to join our forces since both organizations share similar values, therefore it seemed only logical for us to collaborate in creating a high standard, life changing, and fun event. We look forward welcoming everyone to Antwerp in August 2013."
A delegation of the worldOutgames Antwerp is now in South-Africa to attend the Mr. Gay World 2012 election, making contacts with delegates, organization and handing over of the flag. They will also meet with human rights activists and LGBT sports organizations.
The Belgian embassy and the Belgian ambassador Mr. Johan Maricou in South Africa also hosted a well-attended reception at the residence of the Belgian Consul, Mr. Karl Stouthuysen in honour of worldOutgames Antwerp 2013 and the Mr. Gay World 2012 election with its Grand Finale being held in Johannesburg on April 8th 2012.
The mission of Mr. Gay World (MGW) is to advance national and international gay rights through education and public performance. MGW creates authentic leaders who will take responsibility, not only in his own community but on a global stage, speaking out for equal rights by inspiring those around him. MGW is a genuine and positive role model that will champion equality and diversity in the media both gay and mainstream.
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About: The worldOutgames are a global event organised by the LGBT community, and where everyone is welcome to attend. It rests on 3 equally important pillars:
Sports - The worldOutgames are a 4-yearly global sports championship for 35 different sports. Competition is for both amateur and semi-professional athletes. Participants are divided according to age and/or level of experience. There is special attention for homo- and transphobia in sport.
Culture - The worldOutgames also offer an international cultural platform. There will be an opening and closing ceremony, a Rainbow and Women's Village, exhibitions, theatre, spirituality and yoga, many parties, etc. Plenty of educational creativity will assure that there is something for everyone.
Human rights - The unique character of the worldOutgames undoubtedly lies in the largest global human rights conference with specific attention to LGBT rights. An international group of experts is being assembled, and keynote speakers are invited for the various themes. The conference will culminate in the "Declaration of Antwerp", a roadmap to strategic alliances necessary for progress for the period 2013 - 2018.
All this makes for a large scale professional event, in which tolerance, diversity, hospitality, social innovation, sport, culture and fun are central.
In 2006 (Montreal) and 2009 (Copenhagen), the first two editions of the worldOutgames were held, and Antwerp will host the third edition in 2013. The worldOutgames are however part of a long tradition of Games for the LGBT community, with its roots in the early 1980s.
The worldOutgames are from Wednesday July 31st - Sunday August 11th 2013.
worldOutgames Antwerp 2013:
Public Relations & Media - Louise Bettens email@example.com
Marketing & Communications - Jerko Bozikovic firstname.lastname@example.org
Web address: www.world.outgames.org
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