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.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Carlin Yetts reports from San Francisco's WWB III wrestling tournament

You may remember Carlin Yetts as our 700th Facebook fan. Carlin is a wrestler from Columbus, Ohio, and in part to prepare for Gay Games 9 in nearby Cleveland+Akron, he has launched a new LGBT wrestling club in his town. 

He's now in San Francisco for the third WWB wrestling tournament hosted by Golden Gate Wrestling Club, and will be reporting on his experiences there for the Gay Games blog. 

Here's his first installment:

After a seven-hour plane ride and two subway trips, I finally arrive in Castro Street in San Francisco. I'm taken aback by all the sights and sounds of this famous place so much gay history has been made. I make my way to the Eureka Valley Recreation Center for my first-ever practice with the Golden Gate Wrestling Club. The smell of wrestling mats hits me in the face as I head upstairs, where I finally meet Roger Brigham in person. Greeted by a handshake and a hug from a fellow Ohioan makes me feel very welcomed. After shaking hands with other members of GGWC and some visiting Aussies, it was time to hit the mats. Its been about five months since I hit a wrestling mat and sitting on a plane all day didn't help my back at all. But as we wrestlers do, I sucked it up and gave it our all. After some takedowns and throws I was feeling great. The feeling of hitting the mat is second nature to me.

Then I finally got to meet Gene Dermody, who has been a part of the Gay Games since it started. It was truly an honor to meet him after reading about GCWC and the Gay Games history. After some wrestling and chatting it up with some other wrestlers, I went out with Gene, Roger, and another great wrestler Calvin, to have something to eat the Castro. I went back with Roger to his house in Oakland where i would be staying for the week. His husband Eddie welcomed me in with a handshake and a big hug. I was so tired from the flying, walking, and wrestling I just crashed... looking forward to another day in a community of wrestlers when I woke up!

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