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, February 24, 2011

A message to straight pro athletes from Gay Games Ambassador Brian Sims

From an open letter from Gay Games Ambassador Brian Sims in The Advocate:

Right now you’re letting college and high school athletes be the strong ones. You’re asking them to be the heroes, the influential ones, the leaders. I promise that they’re more than happy to share the limelight with you and they could use your support. The deserve it.

America’s young people, and America’s sports fans, know there are gay and lesbian athletes at all levels of sports. They have said that they will support them when they come out. They’ve said that those athletes would be courageous for coming out.

You want the best players on your team and you want to play the best players. Start telling your teammates, coaches and fans that you support your gay teammates. Don’t worry if you don’t know any yet, you’ve got them and they want your help.

You’ve gone to college, traveled the country, worked with countless professionals and had thousands of fans, gay and straight. You already know that you have gay teammates and you’re fine with it. In fact, you’re great with it. Now you need to tell everyone else about it.

Spend time this off-season putting in the work to make next season the best it can be. Work hard in the weight room, on the field, on the court and in the classroom. But also start talking to your friends and teammates about your feelings on gay people.

I guarantee that by this fall, when the NHL, NFL, and NBA seasons are getting started, a few more heroes and leaders on your team just may be playing their best game ever because of you.

Read in full HERE.

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