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

Heavy penalty for baseball coach accused of obscene and homophobic behavior

From ProjectQ Atlanta:

The sexually-suggestive, anti-gay ramblings of Atlanta Braves pitching coach Roger McDowell resulted in a two-week suspension, an undisclosed fine and a public shaming the likes of which hasn’t been seen since John Rocker.

The suspension, announced by Major League Baseball on Sunday, comes as a second person stepped forward to confirm the account of what McDowell (top photo) did in his pre-game rants in San Francisco on April 23 and as LGBT groups criticized McDowell and the Braves, an organization that bristles when its public image comes under intense scrutiny.

“Major League Baseball is a social institution that brings people together and welcomes all individuals of different races, religions, genders, national orientations and sexual orientations into its ballparks,” MLB Commissioner Bud Selig said in a prepared statement.

“Conduct by people associated with MLB that shows insensitivity to other simply cannot and will not be tolerated. I understand that Mr. McDowell is very contrite about his conduct, and hopefully this incident will be used to increase public awareness of the importance of sensitivity to others,” Selig added.

The Braves followed with their own statement on Sunday, continuing its public flogging of McDowell that started on Wednesday after the incident came to light during a press conference with high-powered attorney Gloria Allred in San Francisco. A recreation of the sexually-suggestive gestures McDowell made to fans couldn’t have helped.

Keep reading HERE.

And read additional coverage from the San Francisco Chronicle HERE.

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