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Gay Games 10
Paris, France
4-12 August 2018



PARIS 2018 GAY GAMES 10 -
START MAKING PLANS NOW!



Base Regristation for Paris 2018 Gay Games 10 has opened and the sport of Figure Skating will open in the next few weeks. At this point, the events will be structured as they were at Gay Games 9, ISI events which allow for same sex partners and incredible opportunities for creativity and self expression! Paris 2018 is also in talks with the French Skating Federation and some ISU events may be added. Should you register early on and these events are added, you will be able to adjust your Figure Skating event registration accordingly.


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URGENT - USFS ADULT NATIONALS 2017
IN NORTH CAROLINA
A concerned group of adult figure skaters, led by Alan Lessik, are asking the Board of Directors of US Figure Skating at their August 8 Board Meeting to move Adult Nationals from North Carolina to another state or city that does not discriminate against the LGBT community. Please SIGN and SHARE this petition, which has almost 200 signatures:

2017 USFS Adult Nationals Petition

This year, North Carolina passed state law HB2 to allow discrimination against LGBT persons and specifically singled out transgender persons. The law enacted by the NC legislature and signed by the governor bans all cities and entities in the state from having LGBT anti-discrimination laws. In doing so, North Carolina became the only state in the US to take away LGBT human rights. While they have been hiding behind the transgender bathroom issue which in itself is blatant discrimination and has no validity, they also wiped out all protections for LGBT people in NC, including those who were discriminated to sue for workplace protections.

Since then over 180 business leaders have signed a letter protesting this law. The NBA announced that its All Star Game worth over $100 million will be moved from North Carolina next year. Over 13 conferences have been canceled, NYC and SF banned travel to North Carolina, Bruce Springsteen cancelled his concert, and PayPal decided not to expand their office.

We know that there are a number of other sites across the country that would be willing to hold this event. Please sign this petition or email Barbara Reichert, Sr. Director of External Communications, breichert@usfigureskating.org. Thank you!

There is a great article that explains why HB2 and other laws are horrific for the LGBT community (i.e.: no state remedy for workplace discrimination): Propublica Article




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