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.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Listen to this morning's radio program with Brian Sims and Pat Griffin

GLSEN's Pat Griffin and Gay Games Ambassador Brian Sims appeared this morning (10am to 11am Eastern Daylight Time) on Radio Times, on Philadelphia public radio station WHYY:

Gay Americans are living and competing openly in the workplace, in politics and elsewhere. But what about the playing field and sports arena? Are they safe spaces for athletes to come out of the closet?

Recent events in the NBA, with the president of the Phoenix Suns coming out as gay as an NBA ad denouncing homophobia was airing even as basketball players Kobe Bryant and Joakim Noah were being fined for using anti-gay slurs on the basketball court and on camera. The events have cast new light on the questions surrounding homophobia in sports.

Joining us to discuss these questions are people who have grappled with the issues themselves:
PAT GRIFFIN is a former college athlete, coach and then professor and now directs the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network’s Changing the Game initiative addressing LGBT issues in K-12 school-based athletic and physical education programs.
BRIAN SIMS led his Division II college football team to the national championship game, and is the president of Equality Pennsylvania and chairman of the Gay and Lesbian Lawyers of Philadelphia.

  • Find the podcast of the broadcast HERE
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