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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A look back at Gay Games VII through the eyes of a photographer

A post from the blog of John Gress, who covered Gay Games VII as a photographer (we thank John for his permission to reprint a photo, and encourage you to visit his blog for more):

Five years ago this week I covered an event that was a game changer for me: Gay Games VII. The quadrennial amateur sports event has brought together thousands of gay athletes to events around the world since 1980. The event was special to me, because not only did I spend the week covering a unique sports event, the likes of which I have never seen before, I also earned the accolades of my peers, taking fourth place, third amongst Americans, in the National Press Photographers Association sports photojournalist of the year competition.

During the course of the week several of my photos were amongst the most viewed and emailed images on the web according to Yahoo. My friend and colleague Molly Riley said it was because the images were “so shocking”… a claim I found hard to believe at the time, because I was so deep into the forest, that I couldn’t begin to see the photos from an outsiders perspective.

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