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, June 17, 2011

18 June 2011 / Foreign embassies in Hungary voice support for gay pride festival

From Politics.hu, news about Budapest Pride, which the FGG supported last year (more HERE). This commitment from foreign governments is welcome in the difficult context of next years Eurogames:

Nineteen embassies in Budapest issued a joint statement on Thursday to express support for, and solidarity with, Hungary’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, on the occasion of the Budapest Pride Festival now under way.

“Mindful of the violence which has been directed against this event in the past, we support the right of these persons to use this traditional occasion to march together to express themselves peacefully and lawfully,” the statement said.

“Today, many individuals face discrimination based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. Our governments seek to combat such discrimination by promoting the human rights of all people, regardless of their background,” the statement added.

The Pride March, a traditional event of the festival, is set to take place on Saturday, with participants walking from Heroes Square to Parliament. In recent years, violent counter-demonstrators made attempts to disrupt the march, throwing stones and clashing with police.

Governments are obliged to “protect all citizens from violence and to ensure that all individuals enjoy equal opportunities,” said the joint statement issued by the embassies of Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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