A former Danish culture minister, the head of the 2009 Copenhagen World OutGames, and the director of a national sex education body have joined the Human Rights conference for next year’s Antwerp World OutGames.

World OutGames’ organisers announced the new additions to the popular conference’s line-up as they extend the submission deadline until late February for the LGBTI rights summit.

Cuban National Centre for Sex Education director Mariela Castro Espin, 2009 Copenhagen World OutGames CEO Uffe Elbaeck and former Danish Culture Minister Brian Mikkelsen will co-chair the Human Rights Conference that runs before the sports program.

The Antwerp, Belgium games will be the third games held in its history, since it began in Montreal, Canada in 2006.

In 2014, the long-running Gay Games will hold their ninth event in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio in the US.

The OutGames be held from July 31-August 11, 2013.

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