Here’s the updated “Final Programme” for LGBT IPC 2017, with all event times and venues with the exception of the athletes meal, more details to follow on this soon.




We have decided to “Old School” for registration and are running registration exactly the way Chris Morgan runs his other events in the UK. Please note Chris Morgan and Dom Patmore are running this event on a “Non Profit” basis and entry fees have been calculated on this basis.

At this moment as a group we do not have a constituted organisation, so Chris is going to act as “guardian” of the finances and record all income and expenditure. All receipts will be retained and a full financial statement will be presented at congress on Sunday 30th July.


Visit our Facebook Group To Download Registration Form or email Chris Morgan chunky@chunkymuscle.com


LGBT IPC REGISTRATION FEES (Places are limited to between 50 and 60 places maximum, dependent on how many full power and single lift participants enter. Once we fill the flights registration will be closed)

Early Bird Registration – Through Until 28th Feb 2017

£65 per athlete for first event

£10 per athlete for a second single life event

Standard Registration – Through Until 30th April 2017

£75 per athlete for first event

£10 per athlete for a second event

Registration fee includes Rules Briefing, Coaching Clinic, Powerlifting Competition, Congress and Closing Party.

Participants attending athlete’s meal will pay for their meal on the evening.

Once we have the maximum number of entries we will close the entries for 2017. That date could be earlier than April 30th 2017.

We will be then operating a waiting list for people who have missed out.  ACT NOW TO SECURE YOUR PLACE IN WHAT PROMISES TO BE AN AMAZING EVENT!!!









LGBT IPC 2017 – News & Press Review …

LGBT IPC 2017 – News & Press Review …

Since our global press launch last week we have been enjoying fantastic media and press support worldwide, from both the LGBT press and Powerlifting press.

Here’s a review of recent press coverage …


This week Chris Morgan been interviewed by Gay Star News the Global LGBT News Website …



Out Sports the leading American LGBT Sports website featured our story on the 12th October ….



Powerlifting Watch the leading Powerlifting website in the world featured us on the 6th October …



Brighton’s leading LGBT news website G Scene published our story on the 7th October  …



My So Called Gay Life the UK’s LGBT news website on the 6th October …


The LGBT International Powerlifting Championships are happening in London. 28th, 29th and 30th July 2017. There are no qualifying standards and everyone is welcome to participate regardless of sexuality, gender, ability, experience or health status. Visit our website www.lgbtpowerlifting.org

Our Facebook Events Page can be found at www.facebook.com/events/1695602424035594/ and our Facebook Group can be found at www.facebook.com/groups/203653086703441/


The First Ever “LGBT International Powerlifting Championships” are happening in London in July 2017 …

In July 2017 the strongest LGBT people from around the world will come together for the first ever LGBT International Powerlifting Championships. Organisers are expecting up to 60 participants from across the globe including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, United Kingdom, United States of America and Slovenia. Athletes competing will include first time novice lifters through to World Champions and World record holders.

The Championships are the idea of Gay Games Powerlifters Chris Morgan and Dominic Patmore in response to Powerlifting not being included in Gay Games Paris 2018. Powerlifting had been part of Gay Games since it was first held in San Francisco in 1982. The new championships aim to bring LGBT lifters together from across the world to compete, socialise and discuss the future of LGBT Powerlifting.

Co-Promoter Chris Morgan, an eight time world champion in the sport, said …

“It is very important that LGBT Powerlifters are given the same opportunities as I’ve enjoyed over the last 18 years in the sport. LGBT lifters are very much a minority in the sport of Powerlifting and it is important that we are able to come together as a group to compete at least once a year. We have never had our own annual international championships, so to bring everyone together in London 2017 will be a very special occasion”.

Co-promoter Dominic Patmore is a Gay Games Gold Medallist from Cologne 2010, continued …

“London is the perfect location for the world’s first LGBT International Powerlifting Championships, with its diverse communities and wealth of visitor attractions. In 2017 the Powerlifting Championships will be happening on the weekend in between the World Para-athletics Championships and the World Athletics Championships , so participants will be visiting a city alive with sporting energy”. 

Participants of all abilities are welcome, regardless of age, sexuality, ability, gender and health status as there are no minimum qualifying standards for the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships. The weekend will consist of a free coaching clinic, powerlifting competition, athletes banquet, congress and closing party sponsored by Eagle Bar and The World Famous Horse Meat Disco, with participants encouraged to come together and meet both new and old friends from within the sport.

The competition itself will take part on Saturday 29th July at Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club, which was established in 1926 and is well known for its strong commitment to diversity within the communities it serves. Events being offered are Full Powerlifting (Equipped & Unequipped), Single Lift Squat (Equipped & Unequipped), Single Lift Bench (Equipped & Unequipped) and Single Lift Deadlift (Equipped & Unequipped).

The host hotel for the event is the Holiday Inn Express,(London City) that is within walking distance of the competition venue and is close to the restaurants and amenities offered by the trendy Shoreditch and Spitalfields Market areas of London. Holiday Inn Express are offering a special discounted room rate, all people associated with the LGBT IPC championships, staying between Thursday 27th July and Tuesday 1st August. Visit the LGBT IPC website for details.

International guests will also be interested to learn that The LGBT IPC weekend is happening the weekend before the UK’s biggest pride festival so international guests will be able to visit www.brighton-pride.org. Brighton is on the South Coast of England and is only one hour from London by train, giving an ideal opportunity for them to extend their stay and make a vacation of their trip to the UK.

For more details about the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships and to register your interest visit their website: www.lgbtpowerlifting.org or their Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/203653086703441/ or their Facebook Event Page https://www.facebook.com/events/1695602424035594/

For more information about the event contact Chris Morgan Email Chunky@chunkymuscle.com

Editors Notes:

  • The LGBT IPC weekend has a full programme of activities including Novices Coaching Clinic (Friday 28th July), Competition (Saturday 29th July), Athletes Banquet (Saturday 29th July), Congress (Sunday 30th July) and Closing Party (Sunday 30th July) Visit www.lgbtpowerlifing.org for more details
  • Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club was formed in 1926 and is a community funded gym, located in Central London www.bgwlc.co.uk
  • The LGBT IPC weekend closing party is sponsored by The Eagle Bar and The World Famous Horse Meat Disco www.eaglelondon.com/horse-meat-disco
  • 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 has not been included in Gay Games Paris 2018 www.gaygames.org www.paris2018.com
  • World ParaAthletics Championships is happening in London 14th to 23rd July 2017 and World Athletics Championships 4th to 13th August 2017 at the Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London. www.london2017athletics.com
  • Brighton Pride Festival, The UK’s biggest Pride Festival is happening Saturday 5th August 2017 www.brighton-pride.org

Co-Promotor Biographies

Chris Morgan:

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 eighteen year career he has represented England and Great Britain a total of twenty two times, where he has taken a total of twenty four international medals. He has been World Champion eight times, European Champion twice, 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 World and British strength 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. His website can be visited at www.chunkymuscle.com

Dominic Patmore:

Dominic began competing in Powerlifting in 2008, when a chance encounter put him in contact with Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club.

In his first two years he went on to win the All England Championships and placed 3rd in the British Championships in his weight class. Another chance encounter introduced him to something called the “Gay Games” happening in Cologne in 2010, where he won a Gold medal. He has since competed in the Gay Games in Cleveland 2014, where he took a Gold and Silver Medal. Dominic is the technical officer for the Great Britain Powerlifting Federation – London Division.

He hopes in some way to make sure that future generations of LGBT Powerlifters have access to the same experiences that he has had within the sport.