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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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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Gay Games Ambassador to join FGG member FSGL for Paris Gay Pride

Chris Morgan to join FGG member FSGL at Paris Gay Pride
World champion powerlifter to join hundreds of French athletes in 25 June event

Gay Games Ambassador Chris Morgan, the current British, World and Gay Games powerlifting champion, will be participating in this year’s Paris Gay Pride alongside members of Fédération sportive gaie et lesbienne (FSGL), a member organization of the Federation of Gay Games.

During his career Chris has won the World Championship four times, the British championship six times, and nearly one year after taking his sixth gold medals in Powerlifting at Gay Games VIII in Cologne, Germany, Chris Morgan will be showing his support for LGBT sport by crossing the Channel from his home in England to stand alongside the athletes of FSGL member clubs and ride on their float, which will be promoting the slogan of the federation: “Against all forms of discrimination, let’s play sport together”.

Morgan stated: “I had planned to come to Paris for their TIP annual multisport tournament earlier in June, but at the last minute the World Drug-Free Powerlifting Federation’s German Open was rescheduled for the same weekend. I needed to participate in this event to prepare for the forthcoming European Championships in Estonia, so I had to miss the TIP. But I really wanted to come to Paris this year and support the FSGL, so I’m delighted to have been invited to join them for the Gay Pride parade.”

He continued: “As an athlete who participates in both elite mainstream sport and LGBT sport, I am particularly interested by the FSGL’s efforts to build bridges between these communities. I think this is important both for improving the range of competitive opportunities for gay and lesbian athletes, and for changing attitudes in mainstream sport.”

Christelle Foucault, president of the FSGL, added: “We are delighted to have Chris here this year. He is a great champion, and an outstanding advocate for LGBT sport. We are very pleased with our outreach to elite athletes this year, with Marielle Bousquet, a member of the French national volleyball team, and Romain Mesnil, vice-champion pole vaulter, as patrons of the TIP, and now Chris Morgan, another world champion athlete, joining us for the Gay Pride.”


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