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 20, 2012

"The Power of Allies": an initiative for soccer

Via Wide Rights, a great initiative from gay4soccer.com:

he year 2011 saw two professional soccer players come out of the closet. Whether or not Anton Hysen and David Testo open the floodgates for other announcements to come or not will remain to be seen in the months ahead. We’re not going to be in the business of dragging GLBT players out of the closet here at gay4soccer. But we will be spending some time asking people to come out…as allies.

Imagine how David Testo’s career would have gone if he didn’t have supportive people to come out to early on in his career while at the Columbus Crew. I’d like to think the kindness and support of the players he told kept him in the game and standing strong against the on-field taunts he’s had to endure. More players and other soccer personalities out as allies will help others find the courage to become out, proud soccer players.

More allies on and off the field will also help the soccer experience for gay fans and draw more members of the GLBT community to the game. Players participating in gay-friendly events is a great way to evangelize the sport–I would imagine a few gay guys in Seattle took an interest in the Sounders after a few of the players tended bar for a night at their favorite hangout. Allied players will also make it clear that homophobic rhetoric is not permissible as part of the game.

So with this in mind, we’ll be doing some things to get members of the soccer community to come out as allies.

Keep reading HERE.

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