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.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Outsports top-100 moments in LGBT sports history: numbers 71-80

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.

71) Anton Hysen comes out/ 2011 / soccer
72) Sean Avery leads New York gay marriage charge / 2011 / hockey
73) Steven Davis is first international cricketer to come out / 2011 / cricket
74) Irish hurling star Donal Óg Cusack comes out / 2009 / hurling
75) ‘Take Me Out’ hits Broadway / 2003 / baseball
76) San Francisco Giants say ‘It Gets Better’ / 2011 / baseball
77) First Trans Student-Athlete think tank / 2009 / various sports
78) NAGAAA sued over straight-athlete limit / 2010 / softball
79) Canadian Olympian Mark Tewksbury comes out / 1998 / swimming
80) Sherri Murrell is first out Div. 1 basketball coach / 2009 / basketball

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

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