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 2, 2010

Compete Magazine 2010 athlete of the year

Like a lot of us, Michael Holtz has been to his fair share of cocktail receptions, black tie dinners, auctions and performances – all earnest fundraisers for equality activism. But, let’s face it, those have become so commonplace that they’re just another day on people’s calendars, and after awhile it’s the same people participating over and over. It’s what most of us have known since we first became active in this community.

Fortunately for us, there often comes along a young person with new energy and new ideas – someone to introduce a new way of thinking about fundraising. Right now that person is Michael , aoty-michael-holtz-01a lifelong swimmer who has challenged people to do more than buy a ticket, put on their best suit and have a few cocktails. He has challenged people to actually get physical!

With last September’s Swim For Equality fundraiser, the 26-year-old positive-thinker with the All-American looks was able to bring together 52 swimmers from six different states for a 1.7-mile swim off the coast of Malibu. The unique fundraiser – which saw involvement from people aged 19 to 70, straight and gay – raised $148,000 for Equality California. Michael came up with the idea after organizing a similar event in New York City in 2009 – a 5K open water swim from Long Island to Fire Island that raised over $100,000 for the Stonewall Community Foundation.

Keep reading HERE.

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