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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.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

UK rugby club taking on homophobia

From the Hereford Times:

ONE of Herefordshire’s smallest rugby clubs is doing its bit to tackle a big problem. Greyhound Rugby Club are spreading the message that homophobia is not acceptable.

The Hereford-based club have joined forces with Stonewall UK and their playing shirts now carry the slogan: ‘Some people are gay. Get over it!’ “We are the only non-gay rugby team that are involved in an initiative about homophobic bullying,” explained Greyhound chairman Barry Morris. “We are linking with two gay sides – one in Birmingham and one in Bristol – to work with them.”

Homophobia often deters young lesbian, gay and bisexual people from playing and watching sport. Morris said: “Rugby is defined as a macho sport and it was a big thing when former Wales international Gareth Thomas said he was gay. We are trying to show that everyone is welcome at our club – gay or straight – and that prejudice of any kind is not tolerated.”

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