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.

Monday, December 5, 2011

More on NAGAAA-NCLR settlement

We encourage you to look at Roger Brigham's story on the settlement of the discrimination suit against NAGAAA.

A settlement reached this week in a federal lawsuit over disqualification of a San Francisco team from the 2008 Gay Softball World Series leaves a good deal of soul-searching on the table.

"I think it's a step in the right direction," said Vincent Fuqua, commissioner of the San Francisco Gay Softball League. "More work needs to be done but it's definitely heading in the right direction."

As the Bay Area Reporter reported in a blog post November 28, the National Center for Lesbian Rights announced Monday that a lawsuit resulting from the disqualification of the D2 softball team from the championship game in Kent, Washington in 2008 had been settled with the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance, with NAGAAA agreeing to reinstate the team's second place finish and become more inclusive of bisexual players. The plaintiffs had also been seeking a total of $225,000; NCLR confirmed that money was included in the settlement but said the amount was confidential.

Keep reading HERE.

And the Outsports blog post has generated some very interesting discussion. We particularly noted the cogent points made by Charlie Sullivan, a member of the Equality Coaching Alliance.

Read the post and the comments thread HERE.

No comments: