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.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Libération: fail

While Equipe France was fortunate to receive very good coverage from the LGBT press, mainstream press was a total failure. In fact, the only coverage of Gay Games VIII by a national daily paper was this photo in Libération, a left-of-center daily. The caption says:

The eighth Gay Games (homosexual games) began Monday in Cologne with a parade led by male majorettes. This "compétition" will bring together 10,000 gays and lesbians in 35 disciplines.

Gay Games VIII began on Saturday evening, not Monday. There was no parade. The photo appears to be of a cheerleader at Neumarkt village, not of any parade.

Beyond these material errors, we have to wonder why the only coverage of this event was a single photo. And why a photo of cheerleading, which is a great activity, but not one of the 35 sports mentioned. And why this particular photo of a cheerleader. And why, oh why, those quotation marks around "competition".

For Libération, a major fail.

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