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.

Friday, April 1, 2011

4 June 2011 / Respect Gaymes in Berlin

Federation member Vorspiel Berlin is a partner of the 2011 Respect Gaymes.

In 2011, more than 600 athletes will compete in the disciplines of football, beach volleyball and street football against each other. In addition, young people can take each other on in a Breakdance Battle. All day there will be workshops on graffiti, rap and break dancing, with a VIP football game in the afternoon. All are invited to participate! More info HERE.

The Respect Gaymes are held every year and, with the sports tournaments and the Respect Village with information booths, workshops and stage performances. The motto is simple and memorable, "Show respect for gays and lesbians!"

No matter whether you are heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual: Respect Gaymes allows young people to connect together to respect for gays and lesbians. The message is clear: a red card for hatred and violence!

The project was launched in 2005 as an encounter between homosexual and heterosexual people who otherwise have no points of contact. The project's objective is to combat prejudice and promote respect and tolerance.

Respect Gaymes generally consist of two pillars. The first pillar consists of educational work in schools and youth centers. The second pillar is the sporting and cultural event known as Respect Gaymes, which takes place each year in early June. This is primarily a matter of creating through sport and cultural encounters between homosexual and heterosexual people who are otherwise without actual contact.

We try through a mixture of soccer, street football, concerts, information booths, demonstration areas and workshops - such as rap, graffiti, hip hop, and since 2010 for the first time with a break dance battle - to address a variety of people.

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