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

GLAAD on Sepp Blatter's non-apology for homophobic choices and statements

From GLAAD's blog:

First, what does Blatter think he gains from using the “if” language? He knows he offended people. Quite a few of them, in fact. Most of whom are fans of his sport, and very few of whom I imagine will be satisfied with this type of lame half-apology.

Second, if FIFA truly did not want to “go into any discrimination,” then why select such a discriminatory place to host your quadrennial championship event? It’s not only illegal to be gay in Qatar, but it’s also punishable by up to five years in prison. In the mid 1990s, an American citizen was sentenced in Qatar to receive 90 lashes during a 6-month prison term – for being gay. If discrimination really is “exactly what (FIFA is) against,” then choosing Qatar is a funny way of proving it. Instead of acknowledging a large and growing fan base of LGBT people and supporters, FIFA’s selection of Qatar sent a very clear message that the sport simply does not care about them. And that’s not even including the players.

Read in full HERE.

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