2017-07-29T05:45:59+00:00 daily 1.00 GLISA World & Continental OutGames History & Documentation: GLISA.BLOG

Documentation of GLISA's World OutGames (WOGs) & Continental OutGames (COGs): GLISA and its relationship with Gay Games 2003 - 2018
WOGs and COGs are the 'Licensed Brands' of GLISA (Gay Lesbian International Sports Association)
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updated 2017.08.15 (under construction).. This webpage exists for the sole purpose of preserving an historical record of relevant information, news, media reporting, and published commentary on GLISA/WOGs/COGs and their interactions/relationship with the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and WOGs/COGs host cities. It will include verifiable names, events, actions, surveys, proposals, and credible reports. It has as an explicit motive/goal to insure that this data is forever imbedded and searchable on the InterNet for LGBT athletes and potential WOGs/COGs bidding cities. ....

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MB=Miami Beach   FGG=Federation of Gay Games
GLISA=Gay Lesbian International Sports Association
WOGs=World OutGames
COGs=Continental OutGames

City of Miami Official Full Financial Audit

CanadaCBC#1 'Winnipeg Dancer deFRAUDed by GLISA Miami WOGs'
CanadaCBC#2 'Winnipeg PRIDE CANCELS 2020 GLISA COGs'
CanadaCBC#3 'GLISA WOGs Suddenly Cancelled'

UniCornBooty#3 'AUDIT: Ivan Cano walks with ~$107k'
UniCornBooty#2 'GLISA WOGs Suddenly Cancelled'
UniCornBooty#1 'GLISA WOGs IV Miami Registrants'

SoFLAGayNews#1 'Poor City Oversight of WOGs to Blame'
SoFLAGayNews#2 'WOGs Investigation Still Open & Requesting Complaints'

GLISA Co-Presidents WOGs Dissolution Video
InfoBAE_Deportes#1 'WOGs V 2021 Buenos Aires the next victim?'
Official Federation of Gay Games (FGG) Statement

HotSpotsMag#1 '2013 GLISA awarding of Miami WOGs IV'
2011 GLISA World OutGames IV Miami Proposal
March 28 MB Commissioners Report
May 25 MB Commissioners Report
MarksList#1 'Ivan Cano Pre Fiasco Promo Fluff piece'
AmbienteSpanish#1 'Multi Fraud Investigation of WOGs'
TowleRoad#1: 'LGBT Athletes DeFrauded'
WindyCityTimes#1 'Tempers Flare as WOGs IV is cancelled'
FloridaPolitics#1 'WOGs Fraud, Mismanagement, Politics'

Miami Herald#9 'No Malicious Intent/No Charges'
Miami Herald#8 'MB Audit: $$ went to GLISA and WOGs'
Miami Herald#7 'Pre Cancellation Promo Fluff Piece'
Miami Herald#6 'WOGs gets MB/Dade $255k'
Miami Herald#5 'MB/WOGs Class Action grounds'
Miami Herald#4 'Hotels & Fraud Investigation'
Miami Herald#3 'WOGs Lost $200k'
Miami Herald#2 'WOGs Raised $1mil'
Miami Herald#1 'LGBT Sports Groups Step Up'

Bay Area Reporter#12 'FLA may still prosecute WOGs'
Bay Area Reporter#11 'Winnipeg Looks Past Broken WOGs'
Bay Area Reporter#10 'MB Audit of WOGs IV'
Bay Area Reporter#9 'A Fine Mess'
Bay Area Reporter#8 'Fiasco in Miami'
Bay Area Reporter#7 'Athletes Step Up'
Bay Area Reporter#6 '7 WOGs Sports Cancelled'
Bay Area Reporter#5 'Adios GLISA WOGs'
Bay Area Reporter#4 'GLISA WOGs Cancelled'
Bay Area Reporter#3 'Cassandra Complex'
Bay Area Reporter#2 'WOGs=World OuchGames'
Bay Area Reporter#1 'St. Louis OutGames Cancelled'

Wire Magazine#1 Publisher 'I Am Really Pissed !'
MiamiNewTimes#1 'Initial Estimates: Miami LOST ~$200k'
Compete Magazine#1 'Imagine LGBTQ Sports without GLISA'
Gay IceLand#1 'Scandal: Reykjavik would have been perfect!'

PBS#1 InterView 'Pre Cancellation Promo Fluff Piece'
PBS#2 InterView 'Post Cancellation Financial Fiasco'

OutSports#5 'Money not spent on Sports!'
OutSports#4 'From 15k to 2k Registrants?'
OutSports#3 'WOGs Cancelled Abruptly'
OutSports#2 'LGBT Athletes PISSED !'
OutSports#1 'MB reaction to WOGs Cancellation'

The Advocate#1 'WOGs Cancelled amid FRAUD allegation'
The Advocate#2 'MB Heroes who Saved the Sports'

HuffingtonPost#1 'WOGs Cancelled'
USNews#1 'WOGs Fraud Probe launched'
OutSmartMagazine#1 'WOGs Fraud Probe launched'
CanadaTorontoStar#1 'LGBT Athletes left adrift by GLISA Miami WOGs'

History: WOGs I Montreal 2003
FGG#1 'Image of the Gay Games WhitePaper 2003'
FGG#2 'FGG-Montreal TimeLine 2003'
FGG#3 'Response to GLISA Press Release 2003'
FGG#4 'Official City of Copenhagen WOGs Report 2009'
FGG#5 'GLISA FGG Future of LGBT Sports (2009) merger debate'

..from the MB World Outgames IV Program.. Executive Directors of GLISA (~2015-2017):
Tamara Adrian: Female Co-President is a prominent trans activist based in Caracas Venezuela, she is member of a number of international LGBTI boards and organisations. She was co-president of the Human Rights Conference of World Outgames 2013 in Antwerp and joined the GLISA board later that year. She was appointed female co-president in 2015.

Victor Elkins: Male Co-Presidnet of Vancouver, Canada, joined the Board in 2014. He is also on the Board of GLISA North America. Professionally, he is President of the Hospital Employees’ Union. He was appointed male co-president in 2015.

Martin Iversen Christensen: Secretary of Brussels is European Representative to the Board of ILGA World and was male co-chair of ILGA-Europe 2007-2013. He joined the GLISA board in 2012.

Carlos Idibouo: Treasurer is based in Toronto, has been active in LGBT human rights for Africa and the African diaspora for many years.

Other Directors:
Gord Dunbar: Director North America has a special portfolio as the global Pride House Movement. He lead the GLISA Team for Pride House Toronto, an LGBT sport pavilion for Pan/Para American Games in 2015.

Directors Central and South America:
Dulcimar Antonio Grando: is from Florianopolis, Brazil. He is very active in inclusion work through sport.

Juan Pablo Morino: is Secretary General of GAPEF, the LGBTI-sportsclub in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gregory Philips: Director Asia-Pacific is an aquatician and part of Team Melbourne. He is also member of the board of GLISA Asia Pacific.

Greg Larocque: Director for International Federations of Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He is a past president of GLISA North America.

Ivan Cano: Director representing the host organization for WorldOutGames IV Miami Beach from Miami Beach.

World OutGames IV Miami Beach Directors and Staff:
Bruce Townsend, Ivan Cano, Keith Hart, Jerry Torres, George Neary, Nick Tierno, Steve Atkins, Bob Balsam, Cindy Brown, Karen Brown, Michael Gongora, Richard Murray, Jose Sotolongo, Carol Coombes, Lynare Robbins, Peter Morales, Tanya Bravo, Jordan Selders, Adam Kravitz, Duy Ngo