OPAL Now a Member of the Federation of Gay Games

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OPAL, or the Out Philadelphia Athletic League, has big news: They’ve been accepted as new members of the Federation of Gay Games.

The Federation of Gay Games was established in 1980 as a way “to promote equality through the organization of the premiere international LGBT and gay-friendly sports and cultural event known as the Gay Games,” and they emphasize that there is absolutely “no discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political belief, athletic/artistic ability, age, physical challenge, or health status” within their organization and the games itself.

As part of the membership, OPAL will be able to send delegates to the Federation of Gay Games General Assembly to participate in a number of volunteer committees. Also of note: Gay Games 10 is scheduled to take place in Paris in 2018.

You can find out more information about OPAL by visiting their website.