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.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blake Skjellerup launches new Facebook page with a post on his hopes for a better future

Blake Skjellerup is a competitive short track speed skater who competed for New Zealand in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games, shortly after which he came out. Blake trains and lives in Calgary, Canada, where he will spend the next 3 years preparing for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Here's an extract from a great post on Hypervocal:

As a little boy, life in front of me was very much predetermined and defined. A house, a wife, 2 kids and a dog — that’s what society showed me. Twenty years down the road, life could not be any more different. I will never have a wife. If I want kids, I can’t just get my jolly on. And I hate dogs: They smell and I don’t like hair.

As we hope, want and wait for equality across the board, I have always said that laws can be changed, but opinions are made.

On the road to an equal and safe tomorrow, my belief is that the way to an equal and prosperous tomorrow is through education and illustration. Like a children’s book where you have to choose the answer, life is very much the same. We have questions, and there are answers, but to each and every person no one answer will ever be the same. We are individuals for a reason, to be exactly that, different in our characteristics, to hold individual traits of style, beliefs and norms.

Keep reading HERE. And you can join Blake's new fan page on Facebook HERE.

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