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.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Professional sport leagues and protection for sexual orientation

Pete Olsen from Wide Rights has analyzed the new collective bargaining agreement from the NFL, and discovered that protection against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is now part of the contract under which players work for their teams.

Read Pete's analysis HERE.

Outsports provides more background on how the change was made HERE:

An NFL spokesperson explained that it "was introduced early on in the drafting process of the CBA by our lawyers as something that needed to be included. It parallels the policies and practices of our own office, which include non-discrimination, domestic partner benefits, and the hosting of PFLAG and related events."

And Outsports also provides news on demands for the NBA to follow the NFL's lead. The appeal comes from The Resource Center Dallas, an LGBT advocacy group that has sent a letter to NBA Commissioner David Stern and union head Billy Hunter asking that language like that of the NFL be added to a new NBA contract currently being negotiated.

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