Partnership helps bring human rights conference to 10-day event in 2017.


MIAMI, Fl. – World OutGames Miami 2017, a ten-day multi-sport, human rights and cultural event from May 27 until June 4, 2017, has joined forces with the International Institute on Race, Equality and Human Rights (IIREHR) in support of the World OutGames Global LGBTQI Human Rights Conference. Their vital support will aid in developing the 3-day exchange of ideas with distinguished panelists from around the world.

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“We are thrilled to have the support of the IIREHR whose generosity will help create an impactful conference as part of our 10-day event,” said Ivan Cano, chief executive officer of World OutGames Miami. “We extend our appreciation to IIREHR Executive Director Carlos Quesada and his staff for their commitment to our efforts which will inspire, motivate and transform thousands of our athletes, participants and activists.”


The IIREHR will provide two workshops at the Human Rights Conference in Miami Beach (Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28, 2017) and two plenary lunch speakers. Their support will make it possible to welcome 12 LGBTQI human rights activists from Latin America, the Caribbean and Cuba to the highly anticipated conference.


“It is our privilege to show our support of this global event,” said Carlos Quesada, executive director of the IIREHR. “We look forward to a meaningful conference which can highlight challenges and pursue solutions for a unified world.”


The highly anticipated 10-day event will bring to life 34 sports and more than 450 events across the areas of Sport, Culture and Human Rights. Every four years, World OutGames brings together LGBTQ athletes, many from countries where homosexuality remains illegal and hidden. In the spirit of true inclusiveness, World OutGames is open to all, regardless of sexual orientation.


World OutGames Miami registration for participants is available online at outgames.org. The comprehensive registration package includes admission to Opening and Closing Ceremonies, access to OPEN sports and culture events, access to Festival Village and much more.


In addition to the support of the IIREHR, World OutGames Miami is made possible through the support of the Florida Sports Foundation, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority and Miami Sports, Miami Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs Council, the City of Miami Beach, the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.

 

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