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 17, 2011

Pride Sports sponsors Manchester forum on homophobia in football

From kickitout.org, info on an event co-sponsored by FGG-member Pride Sports Manchester:

Footballers, governing bodies and campaigners will descend on Manchester next week for a free conference debating homophobia in football at Sale’s Waterside Arts Centre.

On Thursday February 24, former Manchester City and Oldham Athletic star Earl Barrett and BBC pundit Mark Bright will spearhead a panel of guests to discuss the scope, scale and history of homophobic abuse in the game.

The event comes as part of the game’s commitment to LGBT History Month, running throughout February, where a range of activity celebrating gay and lesbian involvement in sport, is taking place.

Ex-England international Barrett, now working for Kick It Out, football’s equality and inclusion campaign, said: “During my playing days, challenging discrimination was mainly focused around racism. When I think back to what players such as Danny Wallace and John Barnes had to experience, things have certainly moved on.

“Nowadays, narrow-mindedness still exists on the terraces, in the boardroom and in the studio, as we’ve seen recently, and homophobia is a problem the game is slowly getting to grips with.

“There are no openly gay players, homophobic chanting exists, and so we need to dig deeper to examine why professional football remains unwelcoming to this community.”

Barrett and Bright will be joined by former Charlton Athletic winger and Professional Footballers Association (PFA) representative Michael Bennett, Jason McCauley from Village Manchester and Lou Englefield of Pride Sports.

Kicking off at 7pm, entrance is free and all are welcom

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