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 6, 2011

Orlando, Florida LGBT Chamber of Commerce promotes Gay Games X bid

From Orlando, Florida's TheDailyCity.com:

MBA Orlando, our city's LGBT Chamber of Commerce, unveiled their new logo, voted in a new board of directors and shared their newest projects for 2011 at their January 5th meeting held at Fields BMW in Winter Park.

Among their many 2011 projects is "Converge," their effort to go after tourism, conventions and major events catering to the LGBT community and bring them to Orlando, something we reported that the Orange County CVB chooses not to do much of. As we shared in 2010, Orlando is not known as a gay-friendly vacation destination according to experts from Las Vegas, Key West and American Airlines. They say Orlando is leaving millions of dollars on the table for other cities to gobble up. Whatever the reason may be, Converge is taking advantage of what the CVB doesn't want to do and hopefully will succeed. One big event they have their eyes set on: bringing the 2018 Gay Games to Orlando.

Another goal is to have, within the next three years, an LGBT Visitors Center in the heart of Thornton Park for LGBT tourists to Orlando to stop in and see listings of LGBT businesses and businesses that are LGBT-friendly.

Their big project is Come Out With Pride that takes place in downtown Orlando all around Thornton Park. This year it attracted 70,00 people! The General Manager of Publix downtown says its his busiest day of the year. This LGBT event clearly has a strong economic impact on Orlando.

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