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, December 30, 2010

Chicago Rowing Union in The Chicagoist

From the Chicagoist:

As [the Chicago Rowing Union] glides into its five-year anniversary next month, Chicagoist caught up with Curcio to discuss the organization’s accomplishments, common misconceptions about the sport (hint: coxwains do more than yell at the rowers), and why the team adopted a new moniker last year.

Chicagoist:Talk about some of CRU’s most notable achievements over the last 5 years—How has the organization grown and evolved?

Scott Curcio: It’s been quite a journey over our short five year existence. Competing internationally, recruiting our first women, having professional coaches join our group, purchasing our first boats, attaining 501(c)3 non-profit status—those are a few of our most notable highlights. What began as a group of 12 men with no experience, learning to row, and then winning medals at the Gay Games, has evolved into a full-fledged rowing organization that now has several race wins to our credit. Our on-water results mimic the success we’ve had off the water.

C: CRU’s original name was Qrew—why did the name change to Chicago Rowing Union in 2009?

SC: CRU changed its name to best reflect our mission—inclusion is an important part of what we do, and we felt it was important that our name reflect that as well. We welcome anyone who wants to be a part of our organization—gender or sexual orientation is irrelevant. In fact, we have had several straight team members and coaches over the years! Changing our name made it very clear that—gay or straight—you can find your place with CRU.

Read the full article HERE.

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