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.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Profile of Michael Holtz

An extract from an entertaining profile of Michael Holtz, founder of Swim for Equality, in Fruitflylife:

Mr. Holtz treads lightly on other subjects, dipping his toes into the pool of deep thought, but often receding and straying toward something else entirely. He’s a very pleasant man -- chipper, sensible, even keeled -- and seems very passionate about the causes he’s created. In fact, he single-handedly conceptualized, produced, and implemented two of the first ever long distance swims on both the East and West coasts. He did so through his production company, MKH20 productions, which seems to be the nucleus of his empire. He also continues to participate actively in a variety of LGBT-centric charities, and he’s expected to engineer somewhere between three to five more events in this vain by the time 2011 concludes. In short, this motherfucker’s busy, and that doesn’t leave much time for Mr. Holtz or his partner, a med student and someone whom he describes as “very busy too, but in a different way.”

It seems, above all else, Mr. Holtz’s agenda is to spread acceptance through charity based projects aimed at the LGBT community. Beyond that, however, Mr. Holtz continues to attempt furthering his entrepreneurial interests. He hopes to brand himself on water bottles, but doesn’t, as suspected, provide much detail. He’d be like the Paul Newman of good ol’ H20. Fun! He’s in shape, he’s competitive, he’s noble, caring, considerate, loving, loyal, and driven. In short, Michael Holtz is actually a golden retriever.


All jokes aside, Mr. Holtz is one of those few jocks who doesn’t measure his worth by the amount of time he spends as the gym. H It seems as though his aim is two fold: to inspire change, but to also democratize health for the emerging generation.

Read the full article HERE.

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