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 20, 2011

Youth panel a tribute to activist Renae Ogletree, member of Gay Games VII board

From the Windy City Times:

In celebration of Youth Awareness Month and in tribute to longtime youth activist Renae Ogletree, the Center on Halsted teamed with the Chicago Freedom School, Gender JUST and Broadway Youth Center for a dynamic April 15 panel discussion of how queer youth can change their communities and the world.

The queer youth panel discussion was a part of a month-long series of activities, discussions and other events for Youth Awareness Month. Friday, April 22, 6-9 p.m., at the Center there will be an "Eye of Our World: Youth Artists Showcase", and on April 29, 6-9 p.m., the Center presents "April Showers: Youth Awareness Awards."

Gender JUST's Sage Morgan-Hubbard moderated the queer youth panel, titled "How Queer Youth Change the World." Panelists were Ansheera "Ace" Hilliard, Chicago Freedom School (via Skype from school in Madison); Russell Love-Mitchell, Center on Halsted's public ally; and Brian Johnson of Gender JUST.


Ogletree was a pillar of the LGBT community. Inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame in 1998, Ogletree sat on a number of boards in support of LGBT community affairs, including Gay Games VII, the Chicago Police Department's 23rd District Gay and Lesbian Advisory Committee and Chicago Black Lesbians and Gays. Ogletree escorted Michelle Obama to a 2004 Lesbian Community Cancer Project benefit at South Shore Cultural Center. The community leader lost her battle with cancer at the age of 59 on April 23, 2010. However, Ogletree's work and dedication to youth activism lives on and acts as a model for adults and youth to follow, to practice and to put into action.

Keep reading HERE.

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