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.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How the news gets out in the strangest ways

Gay Games Ambassador Brian Sims regularly speaks on the theme of "LGBT Athletes and allies" to university groups. And the news gets out in various ways, including student newspapers, on Facebook, etc. Sometimes the news takes a curious path, as for this announcement that appeared on the website of Fox Sports:

LexisNexis Feed US Fed News

Updated Apr 8, 2011 12:23 PM ET
ALTOONA, Pa., April 5 -- Pennsylvania State University at Altoona issued the following news release:

Penn State Altoona will present speaker Brian Sims and his presentation titled "LGBT Athletes and Allies" on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 6 p.m. in rooms 101-103 of the Misciagna Family Center for Performing Arts.

In 2000, Brian Sims was the captain of the Bloomsburg University football team in northeast Pennsylvania. Following the greatest season in the Division II school's history, he did the unthinkable: he came out of the closet. In doing so, the regional All-American and team captain became the only openly gay college football captain in NCAA history and one of the most notable college players to ever come out. Today, Sims is the president of the board of directors of Equality Pennsylvania and the chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia. A member of the National Campaign Board of the Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund, the Philadelphia policy attorney lectures regularly about the policy and legal challenges facing the LGBT civil rights movement and travels to universities and colleges to speak about his college football experience. For any query with respect to this article or any other content requirement, please contact Editor at htsyndication@hindustantimes.com

So... Penn State Altoona issues a press release, which is published in the Hindustan Times, which feeds to Fox Sports via Lexis-Nexis. Whatever it takes!

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