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.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Taking stock: a look back at the Federation of Gay Games in... 2006

Gay Games VII opening ceremony, Soldier Field, Chicago, photo John Faier
At the end of 2006, the Federation of Gay Games could look back with pride and satisfaction to a successful seventh edition of the Gay Games in Chicago. Thanks to the energy, talent and commitment of the staff and volunteers of Chicago Games Inc., who put together a world-class event in only three years in the face of extraordinarily trying circumstances, the Gay Games maintained their promise of hosting the world's lesbian, gay, bi and trans athletes and artists every four years. Since Gay Games VII, many of these leaders have continued their involvement with the Gay Games movement, including service as board members and consultants for the FGG.

Restructuring: But 2006 held much more in store for the Federation. On the heels of Gay Games VII, the FGG concluded a major transformation of its organisation and functioning. At its 2006 Annual Meeting in Lyon, France, FGG members voted to modify the Federation's bylaws to streamline operations and reduce the number of board members from some 60 to 20-25, and to create a new Assembly ready to welcome member organizations from around the world. The transformations have continued since 2006 as members and the worldwide community provide their feedback and suggestions for a continued evolution.

Conference: At the same annual meeting, coordinated by Manuel Picaud, the FGG co-sponsored a two-day academic conference on "Sport, Identiy, Homosexuality, and Homophobia" in close collaboration with Philippe Liotard and the University of Lyon and the Centre for Research and Innovation in Sport (CRIS).

With participants from all over the world, papers were presented and discussed at the conference, the proceedings of which have since been published as Sport et homosexualités.

Since 2006, FGG representatives have continued to be involved in panel discussions and seminars with groups around the world and Philippe Liotard remains a solid supporter of the Gay Games and LGBT sport.


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