The World OutGames is a combination of human rights, cultural and sporting events that seeks to unite and celebrate LGBT communities from around the globe.

The human rights portion of the games was supposed to be a three-day event filled with LGBT rights leaders from all over the globe gathering to share their stories and encourage audiences to push the envelope and continue the fight for human rights.

Their voices were diluted, however, when the World OutGames issued an email announcing that many of the ceremonies and sporting events would be cancelled.


Read more below.


World OutGames Drama:

OutGames Dealings Cast Shadow Over South Florida

Basketball Players Rebound From OutGames Fiasco

Chaos Ensues After World OutGames Cancelled, then Rescheduled

Swimmers Stay Afloat Amid OutGames Turmoil

A Red Flag from 2015 Foreshadows OutGames Collapse

OpEd: South Florida LGBT Community Rallies Behind OutGames Athletes

No Drama in the Water: Aquatics Go On As Planned at OutGames

Local Athletes ‘Livid’ After Cancellation of OutGames Events


Human Rights Conference:

Welcome to Miami’s World OutGames

Human Rights Conference Rises Above World OutGames Hurdle

Deondre Moore Tells His Story as a Greater than AIDS Ambassador

The Voice of Tamara Adrian, Venezuela's First Trans Politician

A Memorial Song from Shane Ortega, Combat Veteran and Two Spirit Activist

Rights or Religion: LGBT Rights in Catholic Ireland

Despite World OutGames Drama, Human Rights Presentations Continue