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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

Session on homophobia in sport at American Hockey Coaches Association convention

News via Outsports:

More great news out of college hockey. GForce is again teaming up with Patrick Burke to present a conversation, this time at the American Hockey Coaches Convention, April 28-May 1 in Naples, Fla. The panel discussion features Burke, out former Oneonta State lacrosse captain Andrew McIntosh, and out former Univ. of Pennsylvania hockey captain Dave Farber.

It’s another great example of the power of not just preaching to the choir. GForce and the entire Burke family are again demonstrating their commitment to speaking to people who can affect true change. I only wish the event was open to the public, because I’d love to be there.

Here’s the complete information on the event:

Denver – A discussion of homophobia in sports, increasing team support and other issues facing gay athletes has been added to the agenda of next week’s American Hockey Coaches Association convention.

Denver-based GForce Sports, a non-profit gay sports club and advocacy group, will once again team up with Philadelphia Flyers scout Patrick Burke for a panel discussion focused on gay athletes and their acceptance by teams. Burke will moderate the discussion featuring GForce members David Farber,the former captain of the University of Pennsylvania’s hockey team, and Andrew McIntosh, a former SUNY-Oneonta lacrosse team captain.

The AHCA panel is part of GForce’s continuing outreach to both gay athletes and straight allies in the sports world and panel organizers hope the event will mark a turning point in achieving opportunities for openly gay athletes. “We’re promoting gay and lesbian athletes in any sport as every bit as talented, athletic, competitive and compassionate as straight athletes,” said GForce president Glenn Witman. “Teams miss out on great players and competitors by shunning gay athletes and we’re helping coaches, teammates and families of these athletes to push for equality when they play.”

Keep reading HERE.

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