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, September 19, 2011

Outsports looks at Rick Welts after leaving NBA team management

A great piece from Outsports:

Rick Welts on NOH8, finding love, leaving the Suns, and opening closet doors in sports
Sep 18th, 2011
by Cyd Zeigler jr..

Just 24 hours before his final moments as president of the Phoenix Suns, Rick Welts was looking ahead with memories of the years he was afraid to come out of the closet. Having posed hours before for the NOH8 campaign, his role in ameliorating that fear for others was top-of-mind.

“Having had no one in a position like mine that I could look to who had done this where I could see how it played out was a real obstacle,” Welts said. “Hopefully people who are in my similar position have had an opportunity to see that this can play out really well for them personally, and also to help elevate both the quality and quantity of the conversation about sexual orientation in men’s team sports.”

Welts announced publicly earlier this month that he would leave his position with the Suns to be with his new partner (below). Having previously lost a relationship because he was unable to reconcile his same-sex partner with his career, Welts has been focused on not repeating that history. He’ll move in the coming months to northern California where his partner shares custody of two children with his ex-wife.

Keep reading HERE.

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