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.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Report from Wellington Outgames

Our rep in Wellington tells us that the opening of the 2nd AsiaPacific Outgames was a big hit, witha strong focus on Maori traditions. The sports forum held by GLISA AsiaPacific and FGG attracted significant interest from regional sports leaders, particularly keen to look at openings for creating events in the region. 

From GayNZ.com, here is their report on opening ceremony:

Equality, fair play and embracing differences were the themes highlighted by the Governor General when he formally opened the 2nd Asia Pacific Out Games this evening.

Speaking on the Te Papa marae [a marae is a Maori structure for religious and social gathering of the community; Te Papa, the NZ national museum, houses a special marae, which welcomed those celebrating opening ceremony, which was full to overflowing with New Zealand and overseas participants for the eight day festival of glbt sport, culture and human rights, Sir Anand Satyanand spoke of New Zealand's proud history of social justice.

He listed our being the first country in the world to ensure that women had equal voting rights with men and our charter membership of the United Nations as milestones towards the legal freedom from discrimination that glbt kiwis enjoy. And he praised the peaceful way in which such progress had been achieved, singling out the Topp Twins as examples of people who had chosen to be open and honest about their sexuality and were taken into the hearts of New Zealanders.
Kapiti Coast's lesbian mayor followed with a gently barbed comment regarding the continuing unavailability of marriage to glbt couples.

Local politicians at the function included the gay MP for Wellington Central, Grant Robertson and international dignitaries ioncluded David Huebner, the gay American ambassador.

Wellington Mayor Celia Wade Brown said her city and New Zealand as a whole were moving "beyond tollerance and towards treasuring" our differences.

The powhiri and opening ceremony followed a procession to Te Papa from the Civic Square which was today host to the annual Out In The Square fair and entertainment event.

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