UPDATED AND REVISED ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2021:
Even though in-person social events were cancelled and our regular operations are suspended due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), our members can socialize virtually with the list of experiences below. Check this page frequently for announcements about new virtual experiences.
Recent Virtual Experiences & Upcoming Virtual Events:
- IGLA’s Virtual Roundtable Discussion will be rescheduled for Summer of 2021 (see details below)
- TNYA’s Virtual Q&A with U.S. Olympic Water Polo Player Heather Petri on Thursday, March 25, 2021 (see details below)
- TNYA’s Virtual Q&A with 3-Time U.S. Olympic Swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce on Thursday, January 28, 2021 (see recap below)
- Gay Games 2022 Next Monthly Virtual Webinar on Thursday, January 28, 2021 (watch recording on YouTube)
- Gay Games 2022 Virtual Diversity & Inclusion Webinar on Friday, February 5, 2021 starting at 8am Hong Kong time (7pm on Thursday, February 4 in New York)
Our Virtual IGLA Roundtable Discussion will be rescheduled for Summer of 2021
We cancelled our official virtual pride event on Saturday, June 20, 2020, starting at 7pm Eastern (New York time), 4pm Pacific (California time) to focus on #BlackLivesMatter advocacy. We are exploring rescheduling the event for a later date: Lis Barlett, Director of the documentary Light in the Water and member of West Hollywood Aquatics, will lead a roundtable discussion about her documentary and the history of LGBTQ+ Aquatics, the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Association, and the Gay Games. In the meantime, you can watch Light in the Water on Hulu, Amazon, iTunes and other streaming platforms (see website for details). Check this page frequently for updates.
Virtual Q&A with U.S. Olympic Water Polo Player Heather Petri on Thursday, March 25, 2021
We are very excited to have USA Olympic Water Polo legend, Heather Petri, will be joining Team New York Aquatics for a fireside chat with Team Manager Tom Luchsinger. Mark your calendars for Thursday, March 25th at 7pm EST. Heather is a native of the Bay Area. She attended college at Cal Berkeley, graduating in 2002 with a degree in Integrative Biology. She continued to play professional Polo almost ten years after completing her degree, taking home an Olympic Medal in every Olympics from Sydney 2000 to London 2012. This will be an exciting chat that you won’t want to miss. Check this page frequently for updates.
Virtual Q&A with 3-Time U.S. Olympic Swimmer Kara Lynn Joyce on Thursday, January 28, 2021
Thank you to 3-Time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce and our Team Manager Tom Luchsinger for putting on a Virtual Q&A on Thursday, January 28, 2021. Kara chatted with Team Manager Tom Luchsinger about competing at the highest levels of our sport, being an LGBTQ+ ally in aquatics and how she started a company in retirement. Kara was a participant in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games where she earned multiple medals. While attending the University of Georgia, Kara was the first woman to win back-to-back-to-back to back NCAA Division I titles in the 50 and 100 Freestyles. Yes, that is an undefeated collegiate streak in TWO events! Kara retired from swimming in 2012 to start a leadership academy for young women. For more information about Kara, visit her website at: www.karalynnjoyce.com
Fun Fact: TNYA Team Manager Tom Luchsinger and Kara Lynn have been friends for almost 10 years. Kara Lynn was one of the most supportive members on the US National Team when Tom publicly came out as gay in 2014. This will be a very special chat that you won’t want to miss!
If you have any questions about this event, reach out to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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