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.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Rutgers panel announced

The Federation of Gay Games is pleased to join the organizations co-sponsoring an event [more info HERE] held by RU Pride (Rutger's University, New Jersey).  The theme of the November 10th event is "Tackling Homophobia and Building Bridges!"

We are now able to announce the members of tomorrow's panel at Rutgers University:


Mark Schuster received a Masters in Sport Psychology and Cultural Studies of Sport concurrently with his PhD coursework in Higher Education, both from the University of Iowa. For ten years, he taught Advanced Topics in Social Psychology: The Intersection of Sport and Sexuality. He has been working with Dena Seidel and Writer’s House to produce a student-made documentary on gay men in sport (see wh.rutgers.edu). Dean Schuster is affiliate faculty in American Studies, Psychology, and Women and Gender Studies. Mark teaches a course on Sport in American Culture and Culture Games: What Do Major Sporting Events Tell Us about Society and Culture? This past year, Mark presented with Patricia Griffin on LGBT athletes at the NCAA National Convention in Atlanta. He worked for the 1976 Olympics in Montreal; participated in the 1994 Gay Games in NYC; presented at the Montreal OUTGames in 2006, and will be presenting at the Vancouver OUTGames this summer.


Originally from Oklahoma, Sean Smith grew up in a swimming family and competed all the way through college. He represented the US on the National Junior team at the age of 16 and competed at the Olympic Trials in 2000 and 2004 as well as the 2005 NCAA Championships. Sean came out as a gay athlete as a senior at Rutgers University and after graduation was hired on as a coach for the swim team. He has since helped form the support system known as Our Group, which is geared toward being a resource for LGBT student-athletes and allies (OurGroupAthletes.org).

Hudson Taylor is a Division I All-American wrestler and coach at Columbia University. He is an avid and outspoken straight ally of the LGBTQ community who devotes his time to advocate for the unqualified social acceptance, safety and legal equality of the LGBTQ community. He focuses his advocacy efforts in athletics, serving on the Advisory Group of the GLSEN Sports Project. Hudson is currently writing a book about LGBTQ inclusion in sports, which redefines athletic integrity and sportsmanship to embrace and encourage all persons, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Ashley Angeli
is a senior double majoring in History and Women and Gender Studies at Rutgers-Newark. She is also a senior member the schools collegiate softball team and has been involved in various sports since the age of two. Ashley has been involved in LGBTQ events, groups, and activism since her freshman year of high school and plans on adding the newly developed LGBT Studies minor to her double major. She plans on attending graduate school for history with a focus in women's and gender studes.

Andrew Germek was a member of the Rutgers University Varsity Crew Team before graduating in 2010. He was an athlete who was recruited to row on the Varsity Lightweight team his freshman year and rowed on the Varsity Heavyweight team after that time. He has made two documentaries on athletes coping with sexuality. His first, “Out to Swim: Sean’s Story” opened the 2010 NCAA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. There were more than 200 NCAA Athletic Directors from across the country in attendance at this convention. In addition, he created “Out to Play: Brian Sims,” which told the story of a Bloomsburg University Football Captain, Brian Sims.

He currently is a project manager for Project Civility. This two year effort will attempt to engage the Rutgers University Community in a dialogue to acquire a deeper understanding of itself as a place of higher education, where ideas matter, and where we all seek to learn the best ways of living well together.

Mary Stadelmann will also be on the panel (more info later).

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