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.

Friday, December 3, 2010

German footballer comes out as bisexual

From TheLocal.de:

Goalie Angerer reveals she is bisexual
Published: 2 Dec 10 13:53 CET

While the subject of homosexuality remains taboo in men's football, Germany's veteran goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has revealed she is bisexual as she prepares to win a record third World Cup next year on home soil.

The 32-year-old, who has won 94 caps for Germany and was part of the teams which won both the Women's World Cup in China in 2007 and in the USA in 2003, told Die Zeit she has no preference when it comes to dating men or women.

"I am very open about this, because I am of the opinion there are nice guys and nice women," said the Frankfurt goalkeeper. Besides, I find it totally silly to have a general definition."

While homosexuality in men's football is still a taboo subject, it is discussed far more openly in the women's game. Germany's reserve goalkeeper Ursula Holl made no secret of her marriage to her girlfriend last summer.

Angerer's revelations come two weeks after Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez told German magazine Bunte that being honest about their sexuality would improve gay players' performance. "They would play as if they had been liberated," Gomez said. "Being gay should no longer be a taboo topic."

Angerer's coming-out may surprise some fans in football-mad Germany, but she told German daily Bild she had no problems revealing her bisexuality. "I see no problem for me to come out of the closet," she said, adding she had spent 14 years with the national side. "This is nothing new for me, so I can deal with the issue in a totally relaxed manner."

It is rare for any high-profile athlete to admit their sexual orientation, but Angerer says she did not have to pluck up any courage before her declaration. "I do not know if you need a special kind of courage. I am someone who is generally opposed to stereotyped thinking," she said.

But she refused to be drawn when asked about whom she is currently dating. "That is not interesting to anyone," she said.

Having guarded Germany's goal for the last two successful World Cup campaigns, Angerer is looking to write her name in football history by winning a third world title. The Women's World Cup will be held in Germany from June 26 until July 17 2011.

No comments: