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.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Billie Jean King speaks on Title IX at Washington University in St Louis

From Student Life, an independent student newspaper at Washington University in St Louis, a report on a talk by Gay Games Ambassador Billie Jean King:

“What I really wanted to do more than anything else was to beat Bobby Riggs, because I wanted to start, at least, to change the hearts and minds of the people to match Title IX,” King said, “and that is to have equality of federal funds going to both boys and girls.”

Title IX, a law that was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1972 that gave bans gender discrimination in high school and collegiate athletics, was a key point of King’s discussion, especially after recent news that several Division I schools have “played around” with their rosters to circumvent the regulations.

“Title IX was passed June 23, 1972, and I played Bobby in September ’73, so I knew it was about social change,” King said. “It was at the height of the women’s movement in this country.

“Title IX was one of the reasons I started the [Women’s Sports] Foundation,” she added. “It was to change attitudes. Attitudes have definitely changed.”

Read in full HERE.

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