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, April 7, 2011

15 April 2011 / LGBT boxing: news from London and Paris

An LGBT boxing club is being formed in Paris. And we have heard interest from others regarding LGBT boxing. If you would like more info or help in organizing, write blog@gaygames.org and we'll try to put you in touch with other boxers.

Meanwhile, in London, a special kind of gay boxing event is planned. Here's the story from PinkNews:

Radio news editor Scott Roberts is preparing to fight in London’s first ever Pink Collar Boxing show next week.

You may have heard of White Collar Boxing, where city types relieve the stresses of their high-powered jobs by jumping into a boxing ring to throw a few punches at each other.

Pink Collar Boxing is pretty much the same except that all the fighters are gay men, and instead of the trademark busty card girls, topless male models will be doing the honours instead.

London’s first ever Pink Collar Boxing show is taking place at the Scala music venue in Kings Cross on Friday 15th April and money raised on the night will be going to the Terrence Higgins Trust.

Every Saturday for the past three months I have been heading up to Wood Green in north London for a weekly training session with Dermot Mannion, the promoter of Pink Collar Boxing.

While Dermot says it’s not about the winning, if I go down, I go down.

He says: “It’s all about the guys doing their best (on the night) and living the experience of what a boxer goes through. At the end of it both hands go up. There’s isn’t a winner on the night – although if someone goes down, they go down. We’re not going to hold back on the night, it will be full-on!”

Keep reading HERE.

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