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.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CGD Brasil expresses support for out Brazilian volleyball player after abusive treatment during recent match

CDG Brasil, a nonprofit organization that aims to develop activities of in the sporting, recreational, artistic and cultural community in favor of LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) people and their allies, and to promote and defend the rights of LGBT people nationally, has expressed its support for Michael Souza, a player on Sao Paulo Superliga volleyball team VOLEI FUTURO, who has recently come out as gay.

Souza came out in an interview with Globo Esporte following the incidents during a match last Friday against Sada Cruzeiro of Minas Gerais, when he was the victim of homophobic abuse from the crowd. A complaint was lodged by his club with the volleyball federation, which has refused to take action because the incidents were not noted by officials during the match. The case now goes to the national sports tribunal. Souza states in the interview that he has never felt the need to officially come out, as his teammates and management have always known he is gay, but that he has no problem stating he is gay in order to bring attention to the problem of homophobia in his sport, likening it to racism, which remains a problem in Brazilian sport.

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