Following our recent survey The Inaugral “LGBT International Powerlifting Championships”, will happen 28th, 29th and 30th July 2017.

The championships will be hosted by Gay Games Powerlifters Chris Morgan and Dominic Patmore with the assistance of Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club in London … 

Bethnal Green Weightlifting Club was established in 1926 and is well known for its strong commitment to diversity within the communities it serves.

We are very grateful for their offer of assistance with equipment, officials and platform staff to run this event. The LGBTIPC will be held in London in both 2017 and 2018.

Information for foreign visitors and guests …

Please note the powerlifting weekend in 2017 is scheduled to be the weekend before The UK’s Biggest Pride Festival

Brighton is on the South Coast of England and is only one hour from London by train. An ideal opportunity for our International Guests to make a summer vacation of their trip.

In 2018 we plan to run the Championships the same weekend, which will be the weekend before the Opening of Gay Games in Paris.

Paris is only two hours from London by Eurostar and “Team Powerlifting” we will be able to attend the Opening Ceremony and Parties as a group.


Friday 28th July 2017 – Afternoon / Evening 

Rules Briefing & Coaching Clinic for novice lifters

Venue: Bethnel Green Weightlifting Club

Saturday 29th July 2017 – Daytime

LGBT International Powerlifting Championships – London 2017

This a Non Sanctioned Event – Using IPF Rules. There are no qualifying standards for this competition. All lifters are welcome regardless of experience, ability or health status.

Competition Day – Please note all events will run at the same time.

Athletes will either enter Full Power, Push & Pull, or Single Lifts as we plan to run flights “Back to Back”!

It may be possible for Single Lift athletes to enter both Unequipped and Equipped categories once we know the likely overall numbers.

Full Powerlifting (Equipped & Unequipped)
Push & Pull (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Squat (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Bench (Equipped & Unequipped)
Single Lift Deadlift (Equipped & Unequipped)

Venue: Bethnel Green Weightlifting Club


Saturday 29th July 2017 – Evening

Powerlifters Banquet

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Sunday 30th July 2017 – Afternoon

LGBT Powerlifting Congress – to discuss the future of LGBT Powerlifting

Venue: To Be Confirmed

Sunday 30th July 2017 – Evening

Powerlifters Social Event

Venue: To Be Confirmed

For more information about the LGBT International Powerlifting Championships contact Chris Morgan by email

Chris Morgan is an eight time World Champion in Powerlifting and a Global Ambassador for the Federation of Gay Games. The next Gay Games are scheduled to take place in Paris in 2018. For more information about the Gay Games visit and

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