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.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Focus on Cleveland-Akron: Equality Ohio

Among the partners united to produce Gay Games IX in 2014 is Equality Ohio. From their website:


We envision an Ohio where everyone feels at home; living in families and communities where equality, diversity and inclusiveness are universally valued; and where government protects all people and responds to their needs, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. (Adopted April 23, 2005)


To achieve our vision, Equality Ohio will:
  • serve as an advocate and champion for fair treatment and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens;
  • facilitate a greater understanding of our common humanity through education and outreach efforts;
  • engage and empower individuals, families, organizations, businesses and institutions in Ohio's urban, suburban, and rural areas; and
  • collaborate with local, regional, statewide, and national organizations and government agencies. Equality Ohio is a non-partisan organization.

The way we work

The heart of the matter – We believe LGBT Ohioans should be able to live without fear of being fired, being harmed, or being treated any differently than anyone else because of who they are, and that includes their sexual orientation and gender identity or expression. Our vision is “an Ohio where everyone feels at home” and that vision is at the core of everything we do. We frame our work around those close-held beliefs. We do not let any group or individual distract us from that vision; to pull us into a “battle of wits or words” where we may squander precious resources. Truth, love, respect, humility, and justice carry our movement above and beyond gutter politics and hate rhetoric. Those ideals are at the very center of all our works, and that is also how we frame the issues that matter to our members.

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