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, October 6, 2011

Former World Outgames director named Danish minister of culture

Uffe Elbaek, director of World Outgames 2009, was elected last month to the Danish parliament, and this week was named minister of culture in the new government of Helle Thorning-Schmidt, the first woman to serve as prime minister of Denmark. 

Mr. Uffe Elbaek
Minister of Culture
Nybrogade 2
DK 1203 Copenhagen

Dear Uffe,

We were so very pleased to learn of your nomination as Minister of Culture, and wish to express our congratulations on behalf of the entire Gay Games family.

We remember with great fondness the welcome you offered to the Federation of Gay Games at the 2009 World Outgames in Copenhagen. We believe that the Danish people are fortunate to have you in a position to use your skills to promote positive change in the pragmatic fashion that you demonstrated at the Outgames.

Marc Naimark, FGG Vice President for External Affairs, is currently in Cologne for the Play the Game conference, an event based in Denmark. He has commented to us on the extensive presence there of Danes and Danish organizations involved in sport, and in particular, in improving sport for all athletes and in using sport as a tool for social progress. Denmark is a country whose influence in sport far exceeds its population.

We are confident that under your leadership, this impressive Danish presence in the world of sport will only become stronger.

Congratulations and Best of Luck in your new role !

Best Regards,

Kurt Dahl
Emy Ritt

FGG Co-Presidents

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