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, May 19, 2011

Akron's Gay Community Endowment Fund focuses 2010 grants on arts and media

Founded in 2001, the Gay Community Endowment Fund is a permanent philanthropic endowment of Akron Community Foundation. It facilitates and perpetuates philanthropy by supporting programs and services that support or positively impact the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, as well as the entire greater Akron community. The fund has reinvested more than $127,000 in the community since its inception.

In November 2010, the Gay Community Endowment Fund of Akron Community Foundation awarded grants totaling $26,435 to 11 greater Akron nonprofit organizations.

GCEF Chair Christopher Hixson said the 2010 grant-making resulted in an emphasis on media and arts programs. “We feel that accurate depictions of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in the media help combat bullying, bigotry and intolerance,” he said, "and our strongest grant applications came from organizations addressing these issues."

Grants were awarded to projects that promote tolerance and equality on public radio and television, as well as in print media, theater and the visual arts. Other grants focused on youth, social service and HIV/AIDS prevention programs.

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