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.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Video clips from the Mardis du Grand Palais discussion

In this brief (and poor quality) video clip from the panel on sport and homosexuality, Carole Péon explains that she doesn't usually frequent gay and lesbian events or venues, or LGBT sports clubs, and that she was concerned about events such as the Gay Games before learning that they were open to all. What is important for her is to be in places where she can behave normally with her partner.
Journalist Bénedicte Mathieu explains that French LGBT sports clubs are open to all, and that the Gay Games are "great fun". She adds that sports is like any other aspect of social life, where people want to be among like-minded people.
In this second clip, Michel Royer continues by noting that there are all sorts of sports clubs representing various communities: professional, geographical, etc. One of the most famous football clubs in Paris is Créteil Lusitanos, whose origin in the local Portuguese community. And he speaks of the World Police and Fire Games, reserved for police officers and firefighters. In all of these cases, no one objects, but when it's a question of LGBT sport, we suddenly hear complaints about "ghettos" and segregation.

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