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.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Hightlights from UK LGBT History Month program

This is a selection of sports-themed events from the first two weeks of LGBT History Month in the UK. Find the full calendar and more about these events HERE.

Manchester/Salford: The Official Northern Launch of LGBT History Month 2011 - Evening Reception
Formal reception to celebrate the Launch of LGBT History Month. Confirmed speakers inlclude LGBT Academic Patron, Professor Martin Hall, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford, Sarah Williams, Equality Manager for the Rugby Football League and John Amaechi, the first openly gay NBA Basketball player.
Date Thursday, 27th January 2011
Times 6.00 - 7.30pm

*Please note. This event is now fully book with an extensive waiting list*
BBC Radio 4's EVAN DAVIS hosts what promises to be a "convivial but edgy" public debate to mark the beginning of LGBT History Month in Southwark, covering this year's LGBT History Month theme, "Tackling homophobia and transphobia in the world of sport", as well as a broader discussion on LGBT issues.
Your panellists will include:
MATTHEW PARRIS - Former MP, Times columnist, author and broadcaster.
JOHN AMAECHI - retired NBA basketball, psychologist, educator, and political activist.
SUE SANDERS - LGBT activist and co-chair of Schools Out.
Other special guests to be announced.
Submit your questions before the night to askqqt@gmail.com
Date Tuesday, 1st February 2011

The Brief Encounter: Darren Ollerton of The Justin Campaign
Speaker meeting, open to all, organised by CAGS in the series The Brief Encounter. The speaker will be Darren Ollerton of The Justin Campaign as part of LGBT History Month. See http://www.cags.org.uk/brief.htm
Date Tuesday, 1st February 2011

Norwich: Exploring Gender Roles, Stereotypes, and Bullying within Sport and P.E.
Exploring Gender Roles, Stereotypes, and Bullying within Sport and Physical Education
Dr Rock Braithwaite (EDU)
This interactive presentation examines the gender ideologies and connections to movement based environments. Activity and discussion will focus on the ways in which prevailing gender ideologies constrain achievement in sport and physical education contexts. Potential solutions are explored to establish gender equity.
Date Wednesday, 2nd February 2011

London: Trans People Accessing Sport Art Project
Gendered Intelligence have collaborated with community arts organisation ActiveArt to deliver an art project for young trans and gender variant people aged 13 - 24 years.
The project will consist of 5 workshops throughout January and February 2011, culminating in a public exhibition at the end of February.
We will be looking at the following themes to create a collaborative piece of art to be used for social change:
- Barriers to sport for trans and gender variant people.
- Celebrating trans people in sport.
- What does sport mean for you?
Date Saturday, 5th February 2011
Date Saturday, 12th February 2011

Cambridge United Football Club supports LGBT history month
CUFC and Cambridge Fans United are supporting LGBT history month as part of their 'Kick it Out' campaign. There will be stalls of information about LGBT history month inside the stadium
Date Saturday, 5th February 2011

Nottingham: Monday Badminton with Badminton Social
Badminton Social is a gay-friendly group which meet every Monday to socialise and play badminton. It attracts people of all levels of badminton ability. Monday night sessions involve playing people in a variety of doubles games. It's an opportunity to meet new people, make friends and get some exercise.
Date Monday, 7th February 2011

London: Artist and Activist Seminar: BiGS Against Homophobia (LGBT History Month)
Screening of Brighton Bandits (Ian McDonald, 2007), followed by a discussion with the film maker.
Brighton Bandits is the first ever in-depth documentary about a gay football team. It debunks the myth that gay men don't play football. Brighton Bandits captures the passion for football in the gay community and allows the players to emerge as people with bold and poignant stories to tell. Sprinkled with humour and pathos, Brighton Bandits moves rhythmically between thought-provoking views to football action. With no commentary and no musical score in the film, the voices of the players and the sounds of the pitch keep it raw and real.
Date Monday, 7th February 2011

Nottingham: Tuesday 5-a-side with Nottingham Ball Bois FC
Nottingham Ball Bois host a 5-a-side football kick-about every Tuesday evening at 8pm.
The emphasis on Tuesdays is on fun, and we have a wide range of participants of all ages and abilities - from experienced players to people new to the game. Tuesday 5-a-side is supported by Sport Relief, administered locally by Nottinghamshire Community Foundation.

Ballbois past, present and future are welcome, but if you are planning to come along please mark yourself as attending at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122848957784093
Alternatively, and especially if you are a newcomer to Tuesday 5-a-side, please use the contact details at http://www.nottinghamballbois.com/index.php/events/details/155-tuesday-5-a-side.html and someone will look out for you when you arrive.
Date Tuesday, 8th February 2011

Nottingham: Seminar: Homopobia in Sport and Issues in LGBT Sport
Presentation from Nottingham Ball Bois FC as part of the Nottingham Trent University Sports Seminar Series. The presentation will examine homophobia in sport; the role of gay sports clubs and the teaching of LGBT issues in sports education. Attendance is free, but please email info@nottinghamballbois.com to reserve a place.
Date Wednesday, 9th February 2011

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