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.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Interview with Caroline Symons, award-winning author of "Gay Games; A History"

An extract from an in-depth interview with Caroline Symons, winner of the 2009 Federation of Gay Games Legacy Award for Academic Scholarship and Research:

Highly respected researcher and anti-homophobia campaigner, Dr Caroline Symons, from Victoria University’s School of Sport and Exercise Science, explained to SX that while some mainstream sports organisations are implementing inclusive sexuality and gender practices, campaigners are up against over 200 years of entrenched thinking.

“Sport is probably one of the most binary type activities; male and female – female in particular has to be defined in reasonably strict terms.

“Because sport was founded and created in the 1800s to turn boys into men and to reinforce a sort of hegemonic masculinity and it’s continued to do that. The most celebrated varieties of sport certainly still do, like the football codes, and baseball and ice hockey,” Symons says.

Read in full HERE.

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