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.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sexual orientation diversity as a source of competitive advantage

Dr George Cunningham of Texas A&M, who moderated the recent panel on diversity in sports marketing in which the FGG participated (see HERE), has publised a study on the impact of sexual orientation diversity in university athletics departements:

In a recent article published in Sport Management Review (see here), I showed that sexual orientation diversity positively contributes to objective measures of organizational effectiveness. This is particularly the case when the athletic department has a diverse and inclusive organizational culture. This is noteworthy for a host of reasons. First, these data are in line with our past research showing that diversity can contribute to the success of an organization. Second, most sport organizations seek to limit sexual orientation diversity, but this practice is ill-conceived. As shown here, the presence of LGBT employees only contributes to how well a sport organization functions. Finally, we see the benefits of having an inclusive workplace, particularly when the workforce is also diverse.

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