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.

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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
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

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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.

Learn more HERE.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tackling AIDS through sport (in Africa...)

A 2008 discussion paper from the UK Departments International Development and of Culture, Media and Sport (no homos in sport, apparently).

This paper analyses the role of sport in tackling AIDS primarily in Africa. The case studies in this paper demonstrate the potential of sport and its capacity to embody many of the essential policy actions for HIV prevention and describes initiatives that build and maintain leadership, equity, supports the empowerment of young women and men and promotes knowledge of transmission and prevention.

These programmes are based on the principles of mobilising community based responses and targeting the HIV prevention needs of key vulnerable groups. This paper identifies the main ways in which sport can be used to tackle AIDS including using sports programmes and activities as a way to engage young people and provide a platform for education and information about HIV and AIDS.

Various approaches are considered in greater detail and examples highlighted where they are being successfully put into practice. It also reviews the existing evidence supporting sports interventions and identifies where additional research and evaluation is needed.

Download HERE.

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