Thursday, June 2, 2011

2011 Outgames Theme Song Unveiled

Recording artists Sugarbeach Unveil Theme Song “Come On Out” for the Vancouver 2011 Outgames

May 26, 2011 (Vancouver, B.C.) - International recording artists Sugarbeach and the Vancouver 2011 Outgames unveiled today the official theme song for the GLISA N.A. Vancouver 2011 Outgames on the Outgames website, Reverbnation and itunes.
“We wanted to write a song that would capture the energy, spirit and importance of being an active participator in the Vancouver Outgames/Human Rights Conference and in one’s own life” says Marlee Walchuk, one half of the dynamic duo Sugarbeach.

Barb Snelgrove, Communications Director of the Vancouver 2011 Outgames states, “Vancouver 2011 Outgames are ecstatic about the tune that Sugarbeach has created for the Games, it truly represents the spirit of the Outgames and we are honoured that they are part of this very special event”.

In just 4 years, the dance/pop duo Sugarbeach have released 2 chart topping albums, been nominated for 9 Pride in Arts awards and have won 3 (including Favourite Group and Pride Song of the Year) in the U. S. They have received an Outmusic nomination for Outstanding International Song of the Year from the Outmusic Awards in New York and their 2010 gay anthem, “Living Out Proud” won song of the year and was the most requested song of 2010 on the GLBT Outvoice Top 40 Charts. They are the creators and producers of, the web’s first LGBTQ music video channel.

The Vancouver 2011 North American Outgames involves multi-sport elements supported by GLISA (International Sports Association of North America). A key component of to the Games is also the Human Rights Conference with featured keynote speakers Blake Skjellerup (Olympic short track speed skater), Sara Davis Buechner (Professor of Music UBC and concert pianist) and Steven Glassman (Chairman, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission).

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