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, October 21, 2011

Charlie Carson's top-ten moments in LGBT aquatics history

photo glanzbilder.org
In response to Outsports top-100 moments in LGBT sports history, Charlie Carson proposes his list of top-ten moments in IGLA history.

You can read the detailed explanations in Charlie's well-written and enlightening piece on Outsports HERE, but here's the bare-bones list:

1. Gay Games I, 1982.
2. Beginning of IGLA, Gay Games II, 1986.
3. First world records, Gay Games III, 1990.
4. Bruce Hayes, first Olympic medalist, Gay Games III, 1990.
5. Pink Flamingo relay/skits, Gay Games III, 1990.
6. EuroGames II in The Hague, 1993.
7. Greg Louganis, Gay Games IV, 1994.
8. Synchronized swimming added to IGLA competitions, 1995.
9. First inclusion of sexual orientation in nondiscrimination language of a national aquatics organization’s bylaws,
10. FINA decision to deny world records at Gay Games 2010 and Asia-Pacific Outgames 2011.

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