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

New FSGL president Christelle Foucault interviewed in Têtu magazine

Our translation of an article by Myrtille Rambion from French monthly Têtu:

The outgoing president of the Fédération sportive gaie et lesbienne (FSGL), Bruno Aussenac, has chosen to pass the baton to Christelle Foucault. For TÊTU the new leader gives a status report on Federation projects for 2011.

The Fédération sportive gaie et lesbienne (FSGL) has a new leader. Outgoing president Bruno Aussenac has chosen to pass the baton for health reasons. And last December 12, at the AGA of the FSGL, another figure already well known to members of the Federation and participants in the last Gay Games took his place, Christelle Foucault, former first VP of the FSGL and chair of Equipe France 2010 in Cologne. With her, a new excecutive board was unanimously elected.,

"At first we imagned a co-presidene with Bruno" explained Ms. Foucault. "But in the end, he decided it was best for him to pass the baton, and I want him to know that I'm pleased to take over an FSGL heading in the right direction".

The work done by Bruno Aussenace has been recognized internationally, since the Federation of Gay Games has chosen to honor him with its first Medal of Honor at this handover, in recognition of "the great work he has acceomplished over many years within the FSGL to advance the LGBT sports movement." And the new team intends to continue in the same direction.

LGBT sport: visible, female, and regional!

"We have many projects", confirmed Ms. Foucault. "The first of them for 2011 is to be more present and to offer greater support for sports clubs in the provinces." To do this, positions of regional delegates have been created to transmit information, support existing clubs, "and to create new onces, because after the Gay Games we received lots of requests for this,", and to support tournaments outside of Paris like those held in Montpellier or Rennes. The second short-term goal: to continue the action for visibility of the FSGL and media coverage of its actions. For this project, a new Facebook page has been created.

Another priority is womens sport. A position of vice president for women's sport has been created within the FSGL. "Even if, unlike traditional clubss, we aren't cruelly under-represented in our member associations", highlights Ms. Foucault, "this is an interesting area to explore. Within the Federation, a group called 'Sous le short des fille' (Under the girls' shorts) has been created a few months ago by women from our volleyball, basketball and handball clubs. They've come together to organize workouts and other get-togethers, and it's working very well, with new women who hadn't been club members before, coming in."

Continue the fight against homophobia

The executive board is working on the organization of an academic conference on Sport and Homosexuality under the patronage of the Ministry of Sports and UNESCO, which it hopes can take place in December of 2011. "The idea is to continue the fight against homophobia in sport launched by [former sports minister] Rama Yade. We can't give up."

Read the original in French HERE.

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