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.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Cheer NY featured in Details magazine slideshow

From Details:

Words you don't expect to come from a cheerleader's mouth: "I'm a Yale Ph.D., and here I am counting pom-poms." But they're commonplace among the members of Cheer New York; it's as standard as megaphones and backflips: The eight-year-old organization—one of a growing number of post-collegiate cheerleading teams—includes about 50 urban professionals in their twenties and thirties who yell, dance, and tumble not for school spirit but for charity. And, yes, most of these cheerleaders are male, most of them gay. "People think, oh, gay cheerleaders, campiness, just like a Halloween costume," founder and coach Felipe Hernández says. "But we're real cheerleaders."

Indeed, the team performs at events all around New York—fund-raising walks, the New York City Marathon, and the Pride parade, to name a few—and they go at it with as much gusto as any cheer squad half their age. "I mean, 13-year-old girls in Kentucky do it," Hernández quips. "It's not that hard." And with only about a quarter of its members female, the group's guys are often the ones flying through the air and balancing atop teammates, a fact that makes Cheer NY a gender pioneer of sorts. "Cheerleading," Hernández says, "is such a sexist sport now. But we're different." Here's a look at a week in the wild, high-flying, wide-smiling world of Cheer NY, from practice to performance to final cheer.

View the slideshow HERE.

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