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, March 17, 2011

Can LGBT sports events bring change to the South Pacific?

From the Sydney Star Observer:

Wellington Outgames volunteer Ken Moala may live on Queensland’s Gold Coast, but he has dreams that extend much further into the Pacific. Having lived in Samoa for 30 years before moving to Australia, he believes the Asia Pacific Outgames would be the ideal way to challenge anti-gay and anti-sodomy laws that are still law in many Pacific island nations.

“My vision is that we will hold our own Outgames in the Pacific,” he said. Samoa does have the facilities to stage the event, and the people are remarkably warm and accepting. So long as it didn’t threaten the culture and we respect the society and its cultural framework, it could be a great success.”

Moala believes the Outgames could be the ideal way to respectfully challenge those laws in the Pacific that actively discriminate against gays and lesbians. “I am one of the co-founders of the Pacific Sexuality Network (for Fa’afafine), so I understand how it could be done,” he said. “I started volunteering at the Sydney Gay Games in 2002 when I led a delegation of 25 athletes through the stadium. That’s what started to get me thinking, so I volunteered for the Cologne Gay Games last year as well to start to see how the event runs. I’ve fallen in love with the games, with the way it brings people together to share their stories, their success and to network. I feel enriched when I participate, and I think it would bring great joy to the community in the Pacific.”

Keep reading HERE.

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