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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Sports on the agenda of Bay Area Youth Summit

The Bay Area Youth Summit (BAYS) was an event hosted by Aragon High’s Gay/Straight Alliance in San Mateo, CA on Saturday, April 23, 2011. The main topic of this important summit was bullying, and the many ways to effectively stand up to them and make sure schools are safe.

The Federation of Gay Games was represented by Wrestlers Without Borders delegate Roger Brigham. Brigham presented a workshop entitled "Empowerment through Inclusive Sports" for the youth-initiative event.

"The Gay-Straight Alliance did a great job of putting together this summit, which it hopes to turn into an annual event," Brigham said. "The workshop I conducted was the only sports element in the summit, so it was important to be involved."

Topics covered in the workshop included personal and community benefits of sports involvement, barriers to participation, and an inclusive rather than an elitist approach to sports.

"This was a really good chance to meet with young gay and straight athletes," Brigham said. "They were excited to learn about not just what they can do within their current scholastic programs, but about the wider choice of sports they will have after school through LGBT clubs."

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