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.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Washington Post reports on Team DC student-athlete scholarships

Photo Linda Davidson/Washington Post
The Washington Post reports on a great program for LGBT student athletes run by FGG member organization Team DC:

Scholarship reflects challenges of coming out for gay student-athletes

Brent Minor and his colleagues developed a college scholarship that was innovative and important: an award for local student athletes who came out of the closet during high school.

There was just one problem: The students couldn’t be found.

“It was more challenging than we originally thought,’’ said Minor, the program director for Team DC, a local sports networking and advocacy group for area gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. “Much more challenging.”
In one of this year’s winning applications to Team DC, Kanga wrote that his participation in sports instilled a confidence that allowed him to tell his friends he was gay.

“It was April 25, 2009, at 3 a.m.,” said Kanga, now a freshman at University of Maryland at College Park. “We were up all night talking and it just felt right.”

Kanga wasn’t too surprised when his friends shrugged and moved on. Reflecting on that day, he said he’d been worried because “once that is revealed, you can’t take it back. You have to live with it. I felt blessed that I had such good friends.”

Read in full HERE.

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