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, September 10, 2011

Outsports top-100 moments in LGBT sports history: numbers 31-40

Here's a reminder of the latest 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.

We note in this group several Gay Games-related entries: Gay Games III, of course, but also Betty Baxter, a board member of those Gay Games, and the founding of gay rodeo, which will be part of the Gay Games for the first time in Cleveland+Akron at Gay Games 9 in 2014.

31) NBC airs ‘He’s here, he’s Weir’ / 2006 / Olympics
32) Brendan Lemon reveals MLB boyfriend / 2001 / baseball
33) Mark Bingham killed in Sept. 11 attacks / 2001 / rugby
34) Canadian volleyball coach Betty Baxter fired / 1982 / volleyball
35) First gay rodeo / 1976 / rodeo
36) Jeremy Shockey says he doesn’t want gay teammate / 2002 / NFL
37) Eric Anderson’s runner attacked / 1996 / cross-country
38) Gay Games III Vancouver is first outside San Francisco / 1990 / Gay Games
39) ESPN hires LZ Granderson / 2004 / sports media
40) John Damien sues over dismissal / 1975 / horse racing

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