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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Kobe Bryant homophobic slurs prompts early announcement of NBA/GLSEN public service announcement

From ABC News:

The more "gay friendly" NBA has fined star player Kobe Bryant of the playoffs-bound Los Angeles Lakers $100,000 for what it calls "inexcusable" homophobic language used against a referee.

"The comment that I made, even though it was not meant as what it's perceived to be, is nonetheless wrong," Bryant said on ESPN radio. Bryant uttered the anti-gay slur, apparently directed to referee Bennie Adams, after he called a technical foul on Bryant during the third quarter of a Tuesday night game against the San Antonio Spurs. The incident was captured on camera.

The controversy comes at a time when the NBA was already planning a public service announcement campaign with the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in order to present the league as being more "gay friendly." The announcement is set to air during the NBA Finals and part of the GLSEN's "Think Before You Speak" campaign about anti-gay language. Phoenix Suns player Grant Hill taped it the same day Bryant blasted the referee.

Keep reading HERE:

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