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, December 8, 2011

10 December 2011 / Federation of Gay Games at Youth Empowerment Summit

The Youth Empowerment Summit is an annual Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) Leadership Conference that happens every December in San Francisco.

YES is an annual conference for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQQI) youth activists and allies who are dedicated to defeating homophobia and transphobia and creating safe, supportive schools for everyone. YES is youth-planned and youth-led.

The Federation of Gay Games will be present with the Equality Coaching Alliance and member organization Team San Francisco.

In addition, a workshop on sport will be held with Roger Brigham (Wrestlers Without Borders, FGG board) and Helen Carroll (NCLR Sports Project), Martha Ehrenfeld (Team San Francisco), and Jaime, a former Mission High School wrestler, part of the Mission HS-Golden Gate Wrestling Club coaching program.

In his latest column Roger Brigham writes on the session:

The opportunity for strength and belonging are two of the concepts we hope to bring home at the Youth Empowerment Summit Saturday, December 10, at Horace Mann Community School. Equality Coaching Alliance will present a panel discussion on "Opening the Locker Room Closet." I will moderate a panel that will include Helen Carroll of the National Center for Lesbian Rights; San Francisco Gay Softball Commissioner Vincent Fuqua; Team San Francisco delegate Martha Ehrenfeld; and Jaime Loo, who came out at Mission High through wrestling. We hope to share our stories about what sports have meant to us, raise LGBT student awareness of sports opportunities, and answer fears students may have about entering sports.

WHEN: Saturday, December 10th, 2011, 9am-8pm
CONFERENCE: 9:00am to 5:00pm
YOUTH DANCE PARTY: 5:00pm to 8:00pm

WHERE: Buena Vista Horace Mann Community School
3351 23rd Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

Accessible by BART and bus lines. NO FREE PARKING. A list of nearby paid lots can be found at the bottom of this page.

COST: Sliding scale $0-$15. Pay what you can and no one is turned away for lack of funds.
Breakfast and lunch will be provided!

All details and registration: HERE

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