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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Outsports interviews sportscaster Jared Max on his first day "out"

An extract from a fresh-off-the-presses interview by Cyd Ziegler in Outsports:

For years, Max had been living in fear that he would be ostracized from the world of sports if someone found out he was gay. He was afraid he would be unable to do his job if he were outed. This morning he took all of those fears, locked them in a box, and shared his secret with his listeners. As he opened up the document he’d written, Max’s usual fun, lively sports talk gave way to a serious, heart-felt topic that nearly drove him to suicide in college.

“Are we ready to have our sports infomration delivered by someone who’s gay? Well you know what? We are going to find out. Because for the last 16 years, I’ve been living a free life among my close friends and family, and I’ve hidden behind what is a gargantuan-sized secret in the sports world. I am gay.”

Before the short seven-minute segment was over, callers were already on the line to congratulate him on finally living his life honestly. In the coming hours he received Twitter messages, emails, text messages and phone calls from colleagues, pro athletes, fans, family, and even the people at CBS Radio he’d left behind just weeks before. Every single message was positive, welcoming and embraced Max’s new revelation.

The big macho voice of New York sports cried throughout the day.

“If I’d only known all the fear and anxiety could disipate by taking care of this,” Max said. “It was weird how easy it was to do this today. I couldn’t believe how easy it was. What a schmuck I am for waiting so long.”

Read in full HERE.

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