LGBT International Powerlifting Championships 2020 … Dates Confirmed !

LGBT IPC – Blackpool 2020

Dates Confirmed Friday 17th July – Sunday 19th July 2020 ! Come and experience “The Auditorium” …

LGBT Powerlifting Workshops – Autumn 2019

Tickets available soon …

Pride Powerlifting -Manchester 2019

Our next event … free learning taster session ! Manchester Pride Weekend !

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mr/pride-powerlifting-manchester/2019-08-22/18:00/t-rgklqg

LGBT Powerlifting News – July 2019

PRESS RELEASE: JULY 2019

LGBT International Powerlifting Championships 2019 Enjoy Great Success  ….

Last weekend the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender) International Powerlifting Championships were held in Blackpool, United Kingdom (19th, 20th & 21st July). The Organiser’s of the event LGBT IPC are reporting that 50 athletes and a further 100 coaches, friends, family and spectators attended the event, which is the largest LGBT Powerlifting event of all time in regards to overall engagement. Over the last two year’s we have been planning for what we hoped would be a hugely significant moment for LGBT Powerlifting globally and we feel honored that athletes travelled from all over the world (including Australia, Belgium, Ireland, Germany, Romania, The United States of America and of course the host nation Great Britain) to participate in this unique Powerlifting Competition.

Chris Morgan, The Meet Director of LGBT IPC, Male Co-President of the LGBT Powerlifting Union, commenting on this year’s Championships ….

“We are absolutely delighted with the overall growth in the LGBT IPC Championships and are now focused on improving on this again in 2020. To think that we started out with only 20 lifters in 2017 and 40 lifters in 2018, we have come a long way in a short space of time. We are immensely proud of the whole group and their achievements this last weekend.

“This year’s event saw National and World record standard performances, a Civic Visit from the Lady Mayor of Blackpool and even a marriage proposal during the medal ceremonies. The atmosphere in “The Auditorium” was electric, with lifters of all abilities taking part from novices, through to national and world standard lifters – all coming together and creating a magical experience together”.

We would like to thank The Worshipful Mayor of Blackpool, Councillor Amy Cross and the town of Blackpool in granting a Civic visit to the LGBT IPC Championships. We are hugely grateful to our partners The Blackpool Sixth Form College, Pride Sports, Funny Girls, Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club, Casson’s Strength, Fighting Fit Powerlifting Club, The Cottage Bakery, Wilkinson Hotel Group and Compete Diversity Network, all without whom we could not of delivered the event to such a high production standards. We already have plans for significant improvements to next year’s event and once again would like to invite the whole of the LGBT Powerlifting Community to experience LGBT IPC.

The LGBT IPC 2020 event will return to Blackpool’s Theatre Auditorium on the 17th, 18th, 19th July, where once again the strongest LGBT Powerlifters in the world will participate in Technical Meeting, Competition (Squat, Bench Press and Deadlift), Social Events, Congress and Closing Party. For more information about LGBT IPC 2020 visit our website www.lgbtpowerlifting.org or our Facebook Group  https://www.facebook.com/groups/203653086703441/ . If you would like to pre-register as a participant for LGBT IPC 2020 email your details to meet director Chris Morgan at chunky@chunkymuscle.com

Forthcoming dates for your diary – Thursday 22nd August Pride Powerlifting Learning Session is happening Manchester / Sunday 10th November in London and Saturday 23rd November in Manchester – New Sport, New Challenge LGBT Powerlifting Workshops.

Press Release: The LGBT Powerlifting Union Have Announced a Series of Stakeholder Meetings – “Advocacy & Inclusion Within Powerlifting”

Many will be aware that LGBT IPC Athletes are welcome to participate in the championships regardless of their age, sexuality, health status, ability or gender. In 2017 LGBT IPC introduced a new MX third gender category, which welcomes transgender, non-binary and intersex participants to compete. The LGBT IPC is very proud to be the first sporting event in the world to introduce a third gender category, so MX people can participate in a safe environment, without fear of discrimination. Since introducing MX Category we have been overwhelmed by responses and correspondence from Athletes, Coaches, Officials, Supporters and Powerlifting Organisations.

Many of the LGBT Powerlifting matters raised since have caused great emotional responses both from within and from outside of the LGBT Community. We believe that some of these issues are so complex and views widespread that we are scheduling a series of  Global “Stakeholder” consultation meetings between now and the end of 2019. The meetings will be scheduled in such a way to make sure that everyone who is interested, has an opportunity to attend at least one of these meetings. These are some of the main issues that have been highlighted to us by “stakeholders” from within LGBT Powerlifting over the last 12 months.

  • “LGBT Powerlifting Advocacy” – Acceptable terminology, acronyms and abbreviations for use globally both within the LGBT Powerlifting Community and the mainstream Powerlifting Communities.
  • “Association Rules” – How mainstream federation rules affect LGBT Powerlifting both now and in the future – as we prepare the Gay Games in Hong Kong 2022 and LGBT IPC Blackpool 2020.
  • “Transgender Inclusion” – How mainstream federation rules affect LGBT Powerlifting both now and in the future and how the inclusion of Trans people in Powerlifting affects our CIS male and CIS female partners.

The “Stakeholder Meetings” will be hosted by the LGBT Powerlifting Union and designed to give everyone who has contacted us an opportunity to interact and contribute in a considered, professional and meaningful way, We would like to acknowledge that LGBT Powerlifting issues have moved on quickly since the introduction of LGBT IPC in 2017 and MX Category in 2018 and we believe a global consultation at this moment in time would be a good way of sharing information and views on issues affecting LGBT Powerlifters all over the world.

The stakeholder meetings are designed to give delegates the opportunity to share their views and in a structured way, so that the interests of all LGBT Powerlifters are taken into consideration in any future interactions with any mainstream organisations wishing to interact with the LGBT Powerlifting Union over their LGBT policies and guidelines in the future. We believe it would be in the interests of all LGBT Powerlifters worldwide to be in communication with each other over these matters and we hope the LGBT Powerlifting Community and stakeholders engage with this process.

Charlotte Wareing, Co-President of the LGBT Powerlifting Union, commenting on the forthcoming stakeholder meetings …

“We believe that athletes, coaches, officials, organisations and spectators all have a deep interest in ensuring that sporting competition remains fair and inclusive.

“The LGBT Powerlifting Union and LGBT IPC has a strong tradition of bringing new lifters into the sport and we believe this is due to our commitment to openness, fairness, and inclusivity within competition – regardless of a person’s sexuality or gender. The LGBT Powerlifting Union invite all those interested in the development of LGBT Powerlifting to contribute to the Stakeholder Consultation and we invite people to contact us in preparation for the forthcoming meetings The closing date for inclusion in the Consultation process is Thursday 31st October 2019 ”.

The LGBT Powerlifting Union are now in the process of inviting interested “Stakeholder” to the series of meetings which will be scheduled before the end of 2019. If you would like to be part of these “Stakeholder” meetings, then please email Chris Morgan chunky@chunkymuscle.com Charlotte Wareing at chazwrng@netscape.net . Please note no further press comment on these matters will be made

Editors Notes:

LGBT IPC 2020 weekend has a full programme of activities including a Technical Briefing (Friday 17th July), Competition (Saturday 18th July), Congress (Sunday 19st July) and Closing Party (Sunday 20th  July). Visit www.lgbtpowerlifting.org for more details.

LGBT IPC 2020 welcomes Trans men or Trans women who have decided to transition– who will be able to participate within either Male, Female or within Mx Category. The third gender Mx Category is also for people who do not identify as one or the other, such as Non Binary or Intersex. The new Mx Category was  introduced for the 2018 event and the policy continues for our 2020 event.

The sport of Powerlifting was part of the programme of Gay Games in nine Gay Games from 1982 San Francisco through to Gay Games 2014 in Cleveland Ohio. It was also part of the World Outgames in Montreal in 2006. Bench Press Single Event was part of the Eurogames in Munich in 2004. Powerlifting was not included in Gay Games Paris 2018 www.paris2018.com but has now been confirmed to be returning in Hong Kong in 2022. www.gaygameshk2022.com The Federation of Gay Games website can be found at www.gaygames.org

You can get more information about our partners at their websites:  Cassons Strength https://cassonstrength.co.uk/ Fighting Fit www. https://www.fightingfitstrength.com/  Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club https://bgwlc.co.uk/ Blackpool Sixth Form College https://blackpoolsixth.ac.uk/ The Lawton’s Hotel https://www.thelawtonhotel.co.uk/ The Beechfield Hotel https://www.thebeechfieldhotel.co.uk/  Pride Sports https://pridesports.org.uk/  Funny Girls http://www.funnygirlsonline.co.uk/ The Cottage Bakery https://www.thecottagebakeryblackpool.co.uk

Key People – Biographies

Chris Morgan: Male Co-President, LGBT Powerlifting Union

Chris has been one of the World’s leading openly gay athletes since starting his Powerlifting career at the Gay Games in 1998.

During his twenty year career he has represented England and Great Britain a total of twenty six times, where he has taken a total of twenty eight international medals. He has been World Champion ten times, European Champion five times, British Champion eighteen times and has won six Gay Games gold medals. In 2010 and 2011 he was the overall Best Lifter at the British Deadlift Championships and in 2011 was the overall Best Lifter at the European Deadlift Championships. He is the holder of several British and World records in the Deadlift.

Chris is constantly working for the organisation that gave him confidence to be an openly gay athlete, as a global ambassador. His role for the Federation of Gay Games is to inspire and motivate young gay athletes worldwide.

Charlotte Wareing: Female Co-President, LGBT Powerlifting Union

Charlotte has been powerlifting for six years, she has won five master’s European titles and seven World titles.  

She holds 41 World Records in both raw and equipped lifting.  She has twice achieved the overall best lifter at European and World level.  Charlotte was the recipient of  the LGBT IPC “Spirit Award” at the first LGBT IPC Championships for her courage and commitment to the LGBT Community, which she views as one of the highlights of her career.  

Charlotte is keen to grow the sport of powerlifting and works hard to introduce the sport to novice lifters. 

https://gaygames.org/Ambassadors
https://www.facebook.com/chris.morgan.3511041
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Morgan_(powerlifter)

Pride Powerlifting 2019 – Tickets are now available

The talent search for LGBT IPC 2020 will commence in August at Manchester Pride …

Tickets for this free taster event can be found here …

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mr/pride-powerlifting-manchester/2019-08-22/18:00/t-rgklqg

LGBT IPC 2019 – Spectator Tickets are now available …

Tickets are available here for spectators …

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/mr/lgbt-international-powerlifting-championships-auditorium-tickets/2019-07-20/09:00/t-pgrzmy

LGBT Powerlifting Workshops March 2019 – London (South) and Blackpool (North)

PRESS RELEASE: BLACKPOOL TO HOST THE LGBT INTERNATIONAL POWERLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 and 202

*** REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR BLACKPOOL 2019 ***

The LGBT Powerlifting Union are very proud to confirm that Blackpool has been chosen to host the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships in Summer 2019, with the modern Blackpool Sixth Form College providing the venue, for what promises to be a prestigious new sports event for the town. In July 2019 LGBT strength athletes from all over the world will come to Blackpool to contest the Championships, which are the first sports event in the world to offer an Mx third gender category for Trans, Non Binary and Intersex participants.

The previous two LGBT IPC events were held in London with athletes attending from nine different nations including Australia, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, United States of America and of course the host nation Great Britain. Blackpool won the bidding process for the 2019 and 2020 Championships, with it’s reputation for being the UK’s most LGBT friendly seaside town and it’s abundance of low cost accommodation options.

LGBT IPC Athletes are welcome to participate in the championships regardless of their age, sexuality, health status, ability or gender. Last year the LGBT IPC introduced a new Mx third gender category, which welcomes transgender, non-binary and intersex participants to compete. The LGBT IPC is very proud to be the first sporting event in the world to introduce a third gender category, so Mx people can participate in a safe environment, without fear of discrimination.

The previous championships were attended by national champions, world champions, world record holders and also a lifter who had competed in the Arnold Classic Sports Festival. The LGBT IPC competition is particularly friendly towards novices as they have their own category, for those who are competing for the first time. LGBT IPC is very committed towards reaching out to sections of the community that are under-represented in the sport.

Speaking about the confirmation of Blackpool as host town of the Championships, Chris Morgan, Co-President of the LGBT Powerlifting Union Said …

“We are delighted  to confirm that the “LGBT International Powerlifting Championships” will be in Blackpool, the most LGBT and in particular Trans Friendly town in the UK. We have confirmed a fantastic new venue and have a fresh and exciting new programme of events and activities. Registration for athletes and coaches is now open and details can be found at our website www.lgbtpowerlifting.org”.

Speaking about the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships in Blackpool 2019, Charlotte Wareing, Co-President of the LGBT Powerlifting Union Said …

“I’m very proud the LGBT IPC is coming to my home town of Blackpool and that we can offer hospitality to athletes coming to Blackpool from all over the world. We are very grateful for the positive response from all our community partners that have made this all possible. We are looking forward to delivering an incredible experience for all of our guests in the summer of 2019”.

LGBT IPC Programme 2019

The choice of the seaside town of Blackpool as our host town will give us the opportunity of doubling our participation levels over the next two years as the town has an abundance of high quality, low cost accommodation. Athletes from all over the world will find Blackpool a very affordable place to stay and easy to access as they will be able to take the one hour fast train directly from Manchester International Airport straight into the Gay Village in the centre of Blackpool.

Blackpool 2019 will be happening 19th – 21st July 2019 and the programme currently includes a Coaching Clinic, Technical Briefing, Competition, Social Evening, Congress, Development Workshop and Closing Party at the World Renowned “Funny Girls Cabaret”. Blackpool 2019 and 2020 will give us the opportunity to build our participation numbers and provide a very safe host town environment for all of our Trans, Non Binary and Intersex participants.

Community Partnerships

In the build up to Blackpool 2019 the LGBT Powerlifting Union are planning workshops in the North on Saturday 5th January (Blackpool) and the South on Sunday 13th January (London) with more dates to follow soon for workshops in the USA. The UK workshops will be hosted by experienced coaches Chris Morgan, Charlotte Wareing and Hanne Bingle who have won over 20 world titles between them, with the assistance of partner gyms Fortitude Fitness in Blackpool and Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club in London.

The LGBT Powerlifting Union, would like to thank Blackpool Sixth Form College for being our host venue partner, The Lawton Hotel and The Beechfield Hotel for being our host hotels, Pride Sports for assisting us in the delivery of Congress and Development Workshops, and Funny Girls for hosting our closing Cabaret Banquet Party. LGBT IPC will also be partnering with LGBT Horizon Charity in delivering “The Healthy Living Café”, which will be open throughout the championship weekend, with all proceeds donated to their local LGBT Hardship Fund.

For more details about the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships and to register for Blackpool 2019 visit their website: www.lgbtpowerlifting.org or their Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/203653086703441/  For more information about the event contact Chris Morgan by email Chunky@chunkymuscle.com

Editors Notes:

  • LGBT IPC weekend has a full programme of activities including a Novices Coaching Clinic & Technical Briefing (Friday 19th July), Competition (Saturday 20th July), Congress (Sunday 21st July), Development Workshop (Sunday 21st July) and Closing Party (Sunday 21st July). Visit www.lgbtpowerlifting.org for more details.
  • LGBT IPC 2019 welcomes Trans men or Trans women who have decided to transition– who will be able to participate within either Male, Female or within Mx Category. The third gender Mx Category is also for people who do not identify as one or the other, such as Non Binary or Intersex. The new Mx Category was  introduced for the 2018 event and the policy continues for our 2019 and 2020 events.
  • The sport of Powerlifting was part of the programme of Gay Games in nine Gay Games from 1982 San Francisco through to Gay Games 2014 in Cleveland Ohio. It was also part of the World Outgames in Montreal in 2006. Bench Press Single Event was part of the Eurogames in Munich in 2004. Powerlifting was not included in Gay Games Paris 2018 www.paris2018.com but has now been confirmed to be returning in Hong Kong in 2022. www.gaygameshk2022.com The Federation of Gay Games website can be found at www.gaygames.org
  • You can get more information about our partners at their websites: Fortitude Fitness http://fortitudefit.co.uk/  Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club https://bgwlc.co.uk/ Blackpool Sixth Form College https://blackpoolsixth.ac.uk/ The Lawton’s Hotel https://www.thelawtonhotel.co.uk/ The Beechfield Hotel https://www.thebeechfieldhotel.co.uk/  Pride Sports https://pridesports.org.uk/  Funny Girls http://www.funnygirlsonline.co.uk/ and LGBT Horizon Charity http://www.horizonblackpool.uk/Home.aspx

Key People – Biographies

Chris Morgan: Male Co-President, LGBT Powerlifting Union

Chris has been one of the World’s leading openly gay athletes since starting his Powerlifting career at the Gay Games in 1998.

During his twenty year career he has represented England and Great Britain a total of twenty six times, where he has taken a total of twenty eight international medals. He has been World Champion ten times, European Champion five times, British Champion eighteen times and has won six Gay Games gold medals. In 2010 and 2011 he was the overall Best Lifter at the British Deadlift Championships and in 2011 was the overall Best Lifter at the European Deadlift Championships. He is the holder of several British and World records in the Deadlift.

Chris is constantly working for the organisation that gave him confidence to be an openly gay athlete, as a global ambassador. His role for the Federation of Gay Games is to inspire and motivate young gay athletes worldwide.

Charlotte Wareing: Female Co-President, LGBT Powerlifting Union

Charlotte has been powerlifting for five years, she has won five master’s European titles and seven World titles.

She holds 41 World Records in both raw and equipped lifting.  She has twice achieved the overall best lifter at European and World level.  Charlotte was the recipient of  the LGBT IPC “Spirit Award” at the first LGBT IPC Championships for her courage and commitment to the LGBT Community, which she views as one of the highlights of her career.

Charlotte is keen to grow the sport of powerlifting and works hard to introduce the sport to novice lifters.  

Visit our Facebook Group to download your Registration Form https://www.facebook.com/groups/203653086703441/

 

PRE REGISTRATION FOR LGBT IPC 2019 NOW OPEN …..

LGBT IPC 2019 PRE REGISTRATION can be found here, full registration opens on the 1st December 2018 …

http://lgbtpowerlifting.org/?page_id=58

POWERLIFTING SET TO RETURN TO GAY GAMES IN HONG KONG 2022 …

PRESS RELEASE: POWERLIFTING SET TO RETURN TO GAY GAMES IN HONG KONG 2022

The LGBT Powerlifting Union has agreed to assist Gay Games Hong Kong 2022 in the delivery and promotion of their Powerlifting event in the next Gay Games cycle. Powerlifting was not included in the sports schedule in the Gay Games X that is currently happening this week in Paris, but has now been confirmed for the next Gay Games after discussions took place between the next host city Hong Kong and the LGBT Powerlifting Union, who have successfully run the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships (LGBT IPC) in both 2017 and 2018.

The Second annual “LGBT International Powerlifting Championships” were held in London the weekend before the opening of Gay Games in Paris, with participation numbers doubling, from the previous year. Athletes attended this year’s LGBT IPC from eight different nations including Australia, Belarus, Belgium, France, Germany, Iceland, United States of America and of course the host nation Great Britain. 

Within LGBT IPC Athletes are welcome to participate regardless of their age, sexuality, health status, ability or gender. This year the LGBT IPC introduced a new  Mx third gender category, which welcomes transgender, non-binary and intersex participants to compete. The LGBT IPC are the first sporting event in the world to introduce a third gender category, so Mx people can participate in a safe environment, without fear of discrimination. 

This year’s championships were attended by national champions, world champions, world record holders and also a lifter who had competed in the Arnold Classic Sports Festival Australia. The LGBT IPC competition is particularly friendly towards novices as they have their own category, for those who are competing for the first time. LGBT IPC is very committed towards reaching out to sections of the community that are under-represented in the sport.

Speaking about the confirmation of Powerlifting for the Gay Games in 2022, Chris Morgan, Gay Games Ambassador and Co-President of the LGBT Powerlifting Union said …

“We are delighted with discussions that have taken place and the LGBT Powerlifting Union have agreed to assist the next Gay Games host city Hong Kong to deliver and promote their Powerlifting event. Of course we are disappointed not to have been able to participate in these Gay Games in Paris, but we are looking forward and growing stronger as a group each year ahead of the next Gay Games in Hong Kong”. 

And about the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships in Blackpool 2019 he continued …

“Next year our own event “LGBT International Powerlifting Championships” will be in Blackpool, the most LGBT and in particular Trans Friendly town in the UK. We have confirmed a fantastic new venue and have a fresh and exciting new programme of events and activities. Next year’s focus will be on development and outreach, with more detailed information about this released in the coming months”.

The choice of the seaside town of Blackpool as our host town will give us the opportunity of doubling our participation levels over the next two years as the town has an abundance of high quality, low cost accommodation. Athletes from all over the world will find Blackpool a very affordable place to stay and easy to access as they will be able to take the one hour fast train directly from Manchester International Airport straight into the Gay Village in the centre of Blackpool.

Blackpool 2019 will be happening 19th – 21st July 2019 and the provisional programme currently includes Coaching Clinic, Technical Briefing, Competition, Social Evening, Congress, Outreach Workshop and Closing Party at the World Renowned “Funny Girls Cabaret”. Blackpool 2019 will give the opportunity to build our participation numbers and provide a very safe host town environment for all of our Trans, Non Binary and Intersex participants. 

In the build up to Blackpool 2019 the LGBT Powerlifting Union are planning Workshops in the North (Blackpool) and South (London) and more details about these will follow soon. There will also be more LGBT Powerlifting workshops and seminars planned in the USA and these will be announced soon. Within the Congress the LGBT Powerlifting Union received provisional bids and expressions of interest to host future LGBT IPC events from Atlanta, USA and Munich, Germany. More information about these will follow soon. 

The LGBT Powerlifting Union would like to thank the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) for their advice and support over the last two year’s which has made the re-entry of Powerlifting to the Gay Games In Hong Kong possible. We look forward to continuing dialogue and building representation within FGG over this next quadrennial cycle and making the sport of Powerlifting accessible to as many LGBT people as possible.

For more details about the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships and to register your interest for Blackpool 2019 visit their website: www.lgbtpowerlifting.org or their Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/203653086703441/  For more information about the event contact Chris Morgan by email Chunky@chunkymuscle.com

Editors Notes:

LGBT IPC weekend has a full programme of activities including a Novices Coaching Clinic & Technical Briefing (Friday 19th July), Competition (Saturday 20th July), Congress (Sunday 21st July) and Closing Party (Sunday 21st July). Visit www.lgbtpowerlifting.org for more details.

LGBT IPC 2019 will welcomes Trans men or Trans women who have decided to transition– who will be to participate within either Male, Female or within Mx Category. The third gender Mx Category is also for people who do not identify as one or the other, such as Non Binary or Intersex. The new Mx Category was  introduced for the 2018 event and the policy continues for our 2019 event.

The sport of Powerlifting was part of the programme of Gay Games in nine Gay Games from 1982 San Francisco through to Gay Games 2014 in Cleveland Ohio. It was also part of the World Out games in Montreal in 2006. Bench Press Single Event was part of the Eurogames in Munich in 2004. Powerlifting was not included in Gay Games Paris 2018 www.paris2018.com but has now been confirmed to be returning in Hong Kong in 2022. www.gaygameshk2022.com The Federation of Gay Games website can be found at www.gaygames.org

Key People – Biographies 

Chris Morgan: Male Co-President, LGBT Powerlifting Union

Chris has been one of the UK’s leading openly gay athletes since starting his Powerlifting career at the Gay Games in 1998.

During his twenty year career he has represented England and Great Britain a total of twenty six times, where he has taken a total of twenty eight international medals. He has been World Champion nine times, European Champion five times, British Champion eighteen times and has won six Gay Games gold medals. In 2010 and 2011 he was the overall Best Lifter at the British Deadlift Championships and in 2011 was the overall Best Lifter at the European Deadlift Championships. He is the holder of several British and World records in the Deadlift.

Chris is constantly working for the organisation that gave him confidence to be an openly gay athlete, as a global ambassador. His role for the Federation of Gay Games is to inspire and motivate young gay athletes worldwide.

Charlotte Wareing: Female Co-President, LGBT Powerlifting Union

Charlotte has been powerlifting for five years, she has won five master’s European titles and seven World titles.

She holds 41 World Records in both raw and equipped lifting.  She has twice achieved the overall best lifter once each at European and World level.  Charlotte was the recipient of  the LGBT IPC “Spirit Award” at this year’s Championships for her courage and commitment to the LGBT Community, which she views as one of the Highlights of her career.

Charlotte is keen to grow the sport of powerlifting and works hard to introduce the sport to novice lifters.