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.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Five questions for Athlete Ally's Hudson Taylor

From DavidMixner.com:

Any way you examine Hudson Taylor, he is special. He is a direct descendent of his name sake the famous missionary to China - Hudson Taylor. When visiting with this charismatic and principled young man you can sense the spirituality in every aspect of his life. Taylor is intelligent, engaging and has a deep personal devotion to helping others.

Perhaps best known for his advocacy for LGBT full equality while being a University of Maryland wrestling star, he was a three time All American wrestler in Division One of the NCAA and was ranked number three in the entire nation. He created a stir when he put a Human Rights Campaign equal sticker on his helmet. In addition to his athletic prowess he is was also an All American Scholar.

He has formed Athlete Ally for the sports community to join and assist in the fight for full equality for the LGBT community. Currently he has well over 1,600 names from the sports community signing his pledge.

He is engaged to be married to Lia Alexandra Mandaglio and they will be married in DC in the Fall because it is place that allows the LGBT community to get married.

1. As an athlete what were the influences that made you such a powerful advocate for LGBT full equality?

I have always had trouble pinpointing the specific influences that have led me to becoming an advocate for full LGBT equality. Upon further reflection, I was raised in a family that emphasized a deep respect for the differences in others. Also, there were times in my life when I felt isolated and segregated because of my own differences. Combining that upbringing with my own life experiences has given me the perspective necessary to be the advocate I am today.

Keep reading HERE.

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