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 17, 2010

Outsports attacks Sepp Blatter's non-apology apology for homophobic statement

Outsports has a good take on the Blatter scandal:

Sepp Blatter, the president of world soccer’s governing body FIFA, has issued the classic “non-apology apology” for his comments that gays attending the 2022 World Cup in Qatar should re{fr]ain from having sex.

“It was not my intention and never will be my intention to go into any discrimination,” he said. “If somebody feels hurt, then I regret and present apologies.”

Homosexuality is illegal in Qatar and when Blatter was asked about how this would affect gays at the event in 2022, he said while laughing: “I would say they should refrain from any sexual activities.”


Blatter’s “apology” is anything but since it puts the onus on the person who is offended not on the person making the remark. Blatter could have used the moment to issue a real apology and a ringing endorsement of soccer’s embrace of all fans and players, gay or straight or bi or transgendered. But that’s about as unlikely as Qatar winning the 2022 World Cup.

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