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.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Homophobic Croatian football federation president re-elected

From USA Today:

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Vlatko Markovic was re-elected for a fourth term as president of the Croatian Football Federation on Friday, despite being investigated by UEFA over a gay slur.

Markovic, who has headed Croatia's football body since 1998, beat former international Igor Stimac by a vote of 25-24. Stimac's and Markovic's camps fiercely clashed throughout the campaign.

Markovic came under fire last month for declaring that as long as he heads the federation, no gay player will feature for Croatia. He also said he had never met a gay player because "only healthy people play football."

UEFA then opened a case against Markovic over rules relating to discrimination and the conduct of officials. The European football authority's disciplinary panel met Nov. 25, but said it needed more time to consider a verdict. It can suspend Markovic from all football duty.

UEFA honored 73-year-old Markovic with a long-service award last year, and he is vice chairman of its development and technical assistance committee. Markovic also serves on FIFA's football committee alongside retired greats such as Pele, Franz Beckenbauer and Bobby Charlton.

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