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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.

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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
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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.

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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ugandan rugby player a refugee in Germany... learn why

From a delightful publication called Red Pepper. It's the newspaper of the year, so it must be good. Except it's from Uganda, so it must be bad. It's pretty bad.

Former She Cranes rugby player Lillian Ikulumet has been granted asylum in Germany claiming she had been raped, beaten and discriminated against for shafting fellow babes.

She was the captain of the all conquering Kyadondo Rugby Club based Thunderbirds women’s team. “Some guys broke into my house and started raping and beating me,” Lillian was quoted by DW news.

The rugger who carries a scar on the face with short, spiky dreadlocks explained that it was inevitable to quit Uganda. “The men told me: Until you stop being a lesbian, we will continue to do this to you.” The former Daily Monitor sports reporter frequented Europe at the height of her career until she stopped writing for unknown reasons.

She had a brief stint later with The Observer, keeping a very low profile with less visits at Kyadondo Rugby Club. Lillian only shares her secret with close friends in Germany.

At the end of the year she wants to leave the gay hostel where she is hiding and move into an apartment of her own. She said she wants to find a job and apply for a visa for her girlfriend, who she hopes to marry.

We encourage you to read the comments... enlightening and disturbing.

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