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.

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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.

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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.

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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 8, 2010

St Etienne gay and lesbian film festival focuses on Gay Games and sport

The spotlight of world gay and lesbian cinema once again focuses on Saint-Etienne for four days of spectacular events.

For its sixth edition, the FACE à FACE [FACE TO FACE] festival (website HERE) is introducing a special program featuring films with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender themes, with a focus this year on sport.

The Thursday school sessions will show Michel Royer's Sport et homosexualités : c'est quoi le problème ? along with short films from the Ministry of Sport/Canal Plus screenwriting contest (Basket et maths and Pauline).

Friday afternoon there will be a workshop with educators and political and sports leaders, alongside people from the film world, on the themes of the films proposed during the festival.

On Saturday, two sessions will be devoted to sport, first with a screening of Royer's documentary, followed by a panel discussion with Patrick Revelli, patron of the festival and a former player from Saint-Etienne's famous football team, Pascal Brèthes of Paris Foot Gay, Maria Salvetti, VP of the FSGL and their delegate to the FGG, football player Yoann Lemaire, and Armelle Mazé, board member of the EGLSF.

The second session will feature original films created by Saint-Etienne filmmakers during Gay Games VIII: Be part of it : en être, by Catherine Thiollière and Yves Bourgeay, and Gais Gay Games, a documentary and an associated series of webdocumentaries by Françoise Romand, followed by a panel discussion with the directors, and Emy Ritt, co-president of the FGG, Marc Naimark, Sports Officer for the FGG, Christelle Foucault, VP of FSGL and chair of Equipe France 2010, and Armelle Mazé.

The sixth festival opens its doors to the Saint-Etienne public as well as welcoming visitors from outside the region. We invite you to come along and meet the filmmakers and stars who will be present to talk about their works. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a public debate about issues and subjects relating to gay and lesbian cinema. As part of our continuing campaign against discrimination there will also be special sessions exclusively for secondary school students aimed at raising awareness of contemporary issues such as sexual discrimination in sport and negative portrayals of homosexuality in the media, supported by the French Ministry of Health.

This year's festival also sees the return of the vibrant, festive and friendly evenings that fans of FACE à FACE are well accustomed to. In addition to the traditional opening and closing nights, FACE à FACE is proud to present the irresistible comedy ‘La lesbienne invisible’ [‘invisible lesbian’] by the Parisian artist Oceane Rosemary which will be playing at Saint Etienne opera theatre.

The official "Be part of it: Part two" party will take place at the prestigious Guest nightclub

FACE à FACE invites you to come to the the sixth annual festival for what promises to be a fun-filled extravaganza with many splendid events showcasing the best of contemporary gay cinema.

A many-splendoured festival that lights up the sky, just like the leaves of the famous sculpture of a tree at Chateaucreux train station, which FACE à FACE has chosen as its symbol, under the benevolent gaze of its creator.

> About FACE à FACE

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8 rue de la Valse
42100 Saint-Etienne

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