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.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Outsports top-100 moments in LGBT sports history: the second ten

Here's a reminder of the second ten stories in the Outsports series:

Over the rest of the summer we will release our list of the 100 most important moments in gay-sports history. We have focused on specific moments, whether they be a few minutes or a day, that have shaped the course of our history; Many of the faces of those moments will be familiar to our readers.

We focused on what we consider to be the “gay-sports movement.” There were certainly amazing gay and lesbian athletes before the Stonewall riots in 1969, but there wasn’t a push for gay equality in sports until after that fateful day in New York City. Our moments range from July 1, 1969 to July 1, 2011.

81) Brendan Burke comes out / 2009 / hockey
82) Gay and Lesbian Athletics Foundation conference / 2003 / various sports
83) Greg Congdon outed / 1998 / football
84) Lesbian couple ejected from Dodgers Stadium for kissing / 2000 / baseball
85) First EuroGames held / 1992 / various sports
86) Former NFL player Roy Simmons comes out on ‘Donahue’ / 1992 / football
87) Jen Harris sues Penn State / 2005 / basketball
88) Nong Toom wins first competitive match / 1998 / kickboxing
89) Washington becomes first state to adopt trans high school athlete policy / 2008 / various sports
90) Mike Muska named athletic director at Oberlin College / 1998 / various sports

These are all important stories, and we recommend that you visit Outsports to learn more about each of them.

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