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

LGBT sport is for everyone: an example from the Wellington Outgames

A great story from the Wellington Outgames that appeared in stuff.co.nz:

She's not gay, but when Kirsten Cameron saw the chance to compete on the world stage at the Asia Pacific Out Games, she leapt at the chance. The results speak for themselves – the 38-year-old marketing consultant has smashed three world masters swimming records this week.

Cameron has been swimming competitively only since she was 30, and first represented New Zealand at a masters swimming champs in 2006. This week she has broken global records for her 35-to-39 age group in the 400-metre, 800m and 1500m events. In yesterday's 1500m event she shaved nine seconds off the former record, with a time of 17 minutes, 24.75 seconds.

Cameron is straight, with a partner of six years, but has several gay friends and said the thought of competing in the "gay games" didn't faze her in the slightest.

Keep reading HERE.

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