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 10, 2011

It Gets Better news: Paris recording session / Seattle Mariners to make video

In Paris? Want to make your video for the It Gets Better project?

A recording session open to all will be held today during the TIP Paris International Tournament registration event.

Mairie du Quatrième
place Baudoyer
Métro Hôtel de Ville
Ground floor screening room

From USA Today:

Inspired by the San Francisco Giants' decision to film an advocacy video encouraging gay youth against suicide, the Seattle Mariners will produce a video for the 'It Gets Better Project.'

The Giants' video was a first for a major pro sports franchise, following the lead of high-profile companies including Facebook and Pixar.

Spurred by a Change.org petition started by a member of the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus, the 58-second clip has logged more than 123,000 YouTube hits since it was released June 1.

After Sean Chapin's successful Giants petition, dozens of petitions for other pro teams gained popularity on Change.org, including those for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, who have since agreed to the project.

By Thursday, more than 3,000 fans signed a Mariners petition started by Tacoma, Wash.-resident Eric Williams, an openly gay Army veteran who served two tours in Iraq before his service contract ended June 3.

Williams, 22, says the message would have transformed his youth had he heard it as a 10-year-old growing up in Excelsior Springs, Mo.

"I had nobody, there were no gay people in my area. There were a few sit-com characters and that was it," Williams said. "Seeing this project that puts big names and regular faces out there and tells kids that it does get better is such an awesome thing."

But Mariners spokesperson Rebecca Hale says the increasingly popular Change.org petition was not the impetus for the team's decision.

"We didn't get convinced to do it because of a petition," Hale says. "It was something that was on our radar since the Giants' video."

Hale says filming is in the planning stages.

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