Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Two-page feature on sport and homophobia in French daily "Le Parisien"

Today's edition of Le Parisien, one of France's best-selling daily newspapers, carries a two-page feature on sport and homophobia, entitled "Athlete and homosexual: the final taboo", which you can find HERE.

The feature opens with a story focusing on the Charter against homophobia in sport, a project announced at this year's IDAHO day, and in which FGG member organization FSGL is involved. In an interview, a sociologist who has studied the issue expresses his doubts as to the effectiveness of the charter, and highlights the difficulties for athletes to come out. A short article repeats these concerns, insisting on the fact that the charter is not legally binding. In another interview, an anonymous elite woman basketball player describes the difficulties of being out, even in a sport where there are many lesbian players. Among her concerns regarding coming out is the possible financial impact on her club, should it lose a sponsor. Yet another article deals with football, notably via the case of Yoann Lemaire. Ironically, the portraits of out LGBT athletes, including FGG Ambassador Greg Louganis, would seem to indicate that coming out can be a success...

Despite this interesting feature, we note with regret and dismay that Le Parisien offers no coverage of LGBT sport...

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