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.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A look back at Rikki Streicher's SF bars

A bit of historical writing on Rikki Streicher, a found of the Gay Games and a winner of the Tom Waddell Award.

Lesbian life in San Francisco wouldn’t be the same without Amelia’s or Maud’s bars, where women once flocked to find community and more for nearly a quarter of a century, echoed many women recalling the heady days of San Francisco’s lesbian culture and nightlife.

It was all because of the nightclubs’ owner the late Rikki Streicher who dug her roots into the bedrock of San Francisco, stretched her influence throughout the community, and flourished for nearly a quarter century. Streicher died in 1994, but not without making a profound impact with her historic bars and passion for women in sports and community.

Streicher backed many women’s sports leagues, especially the Gay Softball League, and co-organizing the Gay Games in San Francisco before co-founding the Federation of Gay Games. She also hobnobbed with community and political leaders and pushing for progress for the LGBT community.

Read the piece in full HERE.

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