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.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Gay Games-inspired play at San Francisco State University

Last night at San Francisco State University a new Gay Games VIII-inspired play entitled 8 was performed.

As described by playwright James Warren Boyd:

In 8 I share my experiences training and competing in track and field at last summer’s Gay Games in Cologne. Woven into this narrative are my creative non-fiction works performed by actors, interconnecting monologues juxtaposing life experiences from a teenager dancing inside a snowman costume to a man in mid-life coping with loss of a parent. In my storytelling I hope to connect the present to the past and speak to the universality of the human experience.

Written by: James Warren Boyd
Directed by: Dr. Amy K. Kilgard and Jennifer Daly
Performers: James Warren Boyd, Patrick Barresi, Allen Conkle, Doug Mungin, Chel Svendsgaard
Lighting, Sound, Tech: Jennifer Daly
Academic Committee: Dr. Mercilee Jenkins, Dr. Amy Kilgard

FGG Board Member Gene Dermody attended the performance:

Wow! Writing as a competitive veteran of now all eight Gay Games, this group's performance has captured the spirit and meaning of the Gay Games Mission for our community using satire, comedy, and intense personal passion and emotion. I wish more people could see the common humanity in Tom Waddell's Particpation, Inclusion, and Personal Best.

We hope to have more about this play soon.

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