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.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Vancouver band celebrates 20th anniversary

From the Vancouver Courier, news on LGBA member the Rainbow Concert Band:

Vancouver's Rainbow Concert Band is mounting its 20th anniversary performance and reunion Nov. 28 at the WISE Hall.

Paul Krampitz attended one of the band's first rehearsals in 1990. He'd seen a couple of gay and lesbian American bands play during the Gay Games III in Vancouver and signed up the second he heard a similar band was starting here.

"The ad said no auditions, all levels of players, all you need to be part of this is the joy of music," he said. (Members also need to read music.)

Krampitz hadn't touched his euphonium (a small tuba-like instrument) in years so he picked up a cheap valve trombone, unsure if he'd stick with the band.

Twenty years later, he's one of the old guard who's revelled in the diverse, musical social club.

"It was like high school without all the angst," Krampitz said. "And it was fun to be playing again."

Continue reading HERE.

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