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||Federation of Gay Games honors Ireland for popular vote for marriage
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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA ( 27 August 2015 ) The Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) board of directors announces 2015 Medal of Honour Legacy Award to "The People of the Republic of Ireland" to commemorate the first nation to approve Marriage Equality by National Referendum. The public vote took place 23 May 2015 and over 60 percent voted in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage. Legacy Awards honor outstanding individuals and institutions whose work contributes to the mission and values of the FGG. Along with the Medal of Honour Legacy Award, the FGG will announce other esteemed annual Legacy Awards as part of the FGG's Annual General Assembly ( AGA ) 16-18 October 2015 in Limerick, Ireland.
The FGG presents Legacy Awards to recognize the extraordinary contributions of those who ensure the success of the Gay Games, who promote shared values, and who contribute to the community. Complete list of Legacy Award winners are available here: http://gaygames.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1974b3f76fea208b38eedb061&id=7c73cb2aa9&e=d49ddc4347
The AGA brings together delegates from its full members, associate members and board members to discuss the activities of the past year, plan future activities and elect the FGG board members for the next year. The Board of Directors for Paris 2018, host city of Gay Games 10, will also be present to discuss their plans for the 2018 event. All AGA attendees are encouraged to book travel and accommodations for the October 2015 event. Complete 2015 AGA information is available at http://gaygames.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=1974b3f76fea208b38eedb061&id=d82dea1945&e=d49ddc4347.
About the Gay Games
Built upon the principles of Participation, Inclusion, and Personal Bestâ„¢, since 1982 the Gay Games have empowered thousands of LGBT athletes and artists through sport, culture, and fellowship. The Gay Games was conceived by Dr. Tom Waddell, an Olympic decathlete, and was first held in San Francisco in 1982. Subsequent Gay Games were held in San Francisco ( 1986 ), Vancouver ( 1990 ), New York ( 1994 ), Amsterdam ( 1998 ), Sydney ( 2002 ), Chicago ( 2006 ), Cologne ( 2010 ), and Cleveland+Akron ( 2014 ). Gay Games 10 will be held in Paris 2018. Visit www.Paris2018.com for more information.
"Gay Games," "Federation of Gay Games," the interlocking circles device, and the phrase "Participation, Inclusion and Personal Best" are trademarks of the Federation of Gay Games, Inc. Trademarks are registered in the USA, Canada, Benelux, the UK, Germany, and Australia.
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