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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

French prosecutors open an investigation of homophobic and racist email from President of recreational football league

You can find info in French on this story in France Soir, on e-illico.com, Yagg.com, and on Hoaxbuster.com, but we wanted to provide a summary in English.

Several months ago, an email started circulating, claiming to be from the president of a club in northern France (there is no reason to doubt the denials of the alleged author, who has himself filed a complaint with the police). The email, which is now believed to be the work of far right groups, explains the events that took place during the French national football team's pathetic performance at last year's World Cup in South Africa.

The main axis of the email is to blame the black Muslim members of the team for the incidents, and discussing in passing the presumed homosexuality of a player, and including several homophobic insults. It is a revolting racist, xenophobic, and homophobic screed that most people would simply delete upon reception.

Jacques Stouvenel didn't delete it: on 18 January, he forwarded it, adding his own xenophobic comments, to all members of the group he leads, which happens to be the regional recreational football league Commission Football Loisir. League member Paris Foot Gay learned of this email, and demanded an explanation and apology from Stouvenel, who refused to respond, and has refused to heed calls to resign.

The city of Paris and the Ile de France region, which both subsidize the CFL, are considering withdrawing their funding of the league, and an investigating magistrate has agreed to launch an investigation following a complaint from Paris Foot Gay and anti-racist group LICRA. 

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