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.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mayoral inauguration in San Francisco has a definite gay angle

On 8 January in San Francisco's Beaux-Arts City Hall rotunda, Ed Lee, the city's first elected Asian-American mayor was inaugurated.

The ceremony was purposely a low-key affair for the 43rd mayor in San Francisco's history, in keeping with the city's financial woes. After the swearing-in ceremony, Lee and his family spent more than an hour shaking hands and posing for pictures with well-wishers in his office.

Marking a true bit of local history, five former mayors were in attendance (see accompanying photo): Gavin Newsom, Willie Brown, Art Agnos, Frank Jordan, and Dianne Feinstein.
A number of local organizations were invited to perform during the inauguration ceremony, including two of the City's most venerable LGBT musical organizations. The San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus filled the rotunda with their voices. Following them, the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band played three selections: "What I Like About You," "If My Friends Could See Me Now," and "California Dreaming."

Read more HERE.

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