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.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kerryn Phelps calls for name change for "Margaret Court Arena" at Australian Open

Phelps (left), seen with Ambassador Michelle Ferris and government officials
at Matthew Mitcham and Blake Skjellerup launch event

Dr Kerryn Phelps, a physician, TV personality and activist, honored the FGG by serving as MC at the dinner last September in Sydney where Blake Skjellerup and Matthew Mitcham were welcomed as Gay Games Ambassadors. She's now calling for action in response to Margaret Court's homophobic statements and positions, as reported in The Australian:

KERRYN Phelps, one of Australia's most influential gay women, is calling on the Victorian Government and Tennis Australia to drop Margaret Court's name from one of its show court arenas at Melbourne Park.

Dr Phelps tweeted the comment to Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu today in response to Court's continued opposition to same sex marriage, and homosexuality more generally, ahead of next week's Australian Open.

Gay rights activists are urging people to use the Open to protest against the tennis great's views by waving rainbow flags at the Margaret Court Arena.

"Time to rename Margaret Court Arena," Dr Phelps tweeted. In a subsequent tweet, she urged a response from Tennis Australia, which has distanced itself from Court's views.

Keep reading HERE.

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