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 22, 2011

Update on some "opening ceremony" people: Kile Ozier, Ignatius Jones, and Taylor Dayne

A little update on people associated with Gay Games opening ceremonies.

From Gay Games IV and VII:
Kile Ozier, producer of opening ceremonies at these events, is now back in San Francisco, after stints in Melbourne and New York. Except he isn't actually in San Francisco at this very moment, because his consulting gig has taken him to Dubai and Abu Dhabi, where he is planning a major event. And he's working out, because he's aiming to compete again in bodybuilding at Gay Games IX in 2014.

From Gay Games VI:
Ignatius Jones is directing Vivid Sydney, Once a year Sydney is transformed into a spectacular canvas of light, music and colour, featuring light projections on the iconic Sydney Opera House sails, performances from local and international musicians as well as a free outdoor exhibition of interactive light sculptures. Jones personally directed the three largest live events in Australian history: the City of Sydney's Millennium Celebrations, the Harbour Spectacular of the Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney Olympics, and the City of Sydney's New Year's Eve and Centenary of Federation Celebrations 2000-2001. Jones directed the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the Sydney 2002 Gay Games, and received the 2003 Sydney Star Observer Pride Week Award for Best Event for the Sydney 2002 Gay Games Opening Ceremony. He was also awarded the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Business Association's inaugural award for Eminent Businessperson for Services to the Community. Listen to an interview on Vivid Sydney HERE.

From Gay Games VIII:
Taylor Dayne has just sung at a Pride event in Arizona, for which she did an interview in which she spoke of her performance in Cologne: The company that was producing the single came to me. They held a contest on who would write and produce the single. They then came to me and asked if I was interested in recording the song. After I heard it I said without a doubt. If anyone goes on YouTube you can see it. The Gay Games are every four years. They are done all over the world just like the Olympics. Athletes all over the world, gay and straight, participate in that. It was a phenomenon. There were 26,000 people there. It was amazing.

And today Taylor Dayne's new single "Floor on Fire" is out on Itunes. Here's a sample:

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