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.

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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 10, 2010

In Kabul, for a women’s soccer team, competing is a victory

From the New York Times:

On Tuesday the Afghan national women’s soccer team had only two days left to practice before leaving for its first international competition. They took turns with long shots at the goal, practiced blocking penalty kicks and dribbled the ball to one another around a circle. Then armed soldiers burst through a gate in the corner, ordering them — politely — to go to the edges of the field. Overhead there was an awful roar, then the rotor wash of incoming helicopters, sending dirt and debris flying in their faces.

Once again, NATO had reclaimed its helipad, and the women had to vacate the only place in the capital where it was safe for them to play. While these women are not lesbians, this story reminds us all of the challenges that women face in their efforts to play the sports that they love.

Continue reading HERE.

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