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

Outsports top-100 moments in LGBT sports history: numbers 11-20

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.

Of particular note to friends of the Gay Games,  Greg Louganis, John Amaechi, and Esera Tuaolo are all Gay Games Ambassadors, and the NCLR Sports Project was a winner of one of the Federation's inaugural Legacy Awards in 2007.

11) Ian Roberts comes out / 1995 / rugby
12) Renee Richards wins right to play in U.S. Open / 1977 / tennis
13) Magic Johnson announces he has HIV / 1991 / basketball
14) Greg Louganis comes out / 1994 / diving
15) John Amaechi comes out / 2007 / basketball
16) Esera Tuaolo comes out / 2002 / football
17) Brendan Burke passes away / 2010 / hockey
18) Gareth Thomas comes out / 2009 / rugby
19) ESPN airs ‘World of the gay athlete’ / 1998 / media
20) NCLR initiates sports project / 2001 / sports

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