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.

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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, November 10, 2011

Major League Soccer player David Testo comes out

From the CBC:

A former Montreal professional soccer star is going public about having hidden his homosexuality. David Testo, 30, played with the Montreal Impact until last month, and won the team's MVP award in 2009.

The North Carolina native told CBC Radio-Canada this week that he is gay, and regrets not coming out earlier. "It's hard, like living the life of a professional athlete and being gay is incredibly hard," said Testo. "It's like carrying around a secret, you know, and carrying around luggage and just never being allowed to be yourself."

Testo's sexual orientation wasn't a secret to his family, friends, or even his teammates. But he said he had battled with his decision to make his sexual orientation public for a long time, and said he was extremely sad that he didn't feel able to thank his partner as he accepted his most valuable player award two years ago.

Testo played for the Montreal Impact between 2007 and 2011. He joins a small group of professional athletes to come out, including former NBA centre John Amaechi, swimmer Mark Tewksbury, and tennis star Martina Navratilova. Most came out following retirement, and no male athlete from a major league has come out while still playing.

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