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, February 7, 2012

Anti-semitism and homophobia: partners in crime

Hungary's far-right (to say things moderately) Jobbik party, the third largest party in the country's parliament, has made the news in recent days, with its leader claiming that the upcoming Eurogames were a sign of the Apocalypse, and its foreign affairs spokesman denying the Holocaust and claiming that Israeli businesses in Hungary represented a threat to the country. 

The Federation of Gay Games remains fully committed to supporting the EuroGames and the forces for an open and democratic Hungary.

Here is the Jobbik statement on the Eurogames:

Statement of Jobbik (Movement for a Better Hungary) on EuroGames 2012
translated by Marcell Balogh

We must stop the Fag Olympics!

The Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik) faction of the General Assembly of Budapest was shocked to learn the fact that Budapest is being pressured from abroad as well to organize the anti-Christian hate orgy called “Gay Olympics.”* Mayor István Tarlós was right to reject the request of the (lady)governor-mayor of Berlin, in which (s)he** referred to a promise made by failed city leader Gábor Demszky and asked for Tarlós’s support of the so-called “Gay Olympics” to be held in Budapest.

The Jobbik faction of the General Assembly vigorously asks Mayor Tarlós to immediately close the back doors that this exhibitionist parade, which discriminates against heterosexuals, could take advantage of***; and to immediately start an investigation into whether the event’s organizers have signed any contracts to use state- or city-owned sports or other types of facilities. If so, Mayor Tarlós shall order immediate termination of those contracts. It is outrageous that during the 2012 London Olympics Budapest is stuck with the “Gay Olympics.” This event must be stopped because it is not about sport, but about flooding the city with several thousands of homosexuals.

The aggressive multicultural power demonstration called “Gay Olympics” is problematic for the Jobbik party for several reasons. Firstly, because the leader of the capital city of a country which has a close relationship with Hungary ignores the fact that the twenty-year-long social-liberal occupation of Budapest is over.**** Secondly, the Jobbik faction of the General Assembly finds it unacceptable that the streets of Budapest are to be flooded with visual deviance and aggressive promotion of diversity; since not only perverted amateur athletes would be pouring in from around the world, but also their fans.

Thirdly, Jobbik would not like Budapest to turn into a police- and barricade-city again, since securing the event would divert tremendous police forces from providing public safety.***** The normal majority of the society rightfully rejects the public display of homosexuality which can be qualified as deviance. Jobbik is also aware that the majority of the Hungarian society voices its opinion not against the existence of gays, but against their demonstrative and provocative exhibitionism; and it would be hard to hold back those who will perhaps express their revulsion against homosexuals in a more radical way.

The Jobbik faction of the General Assembly will use all legal means and opportunities to thwart the dream of the former mayor and stop Budapest from turning into Demszky’s homolulu this summer!

János Czeglédi, Budapest city representative of Jobbik

Released by the Movement for a Better Hungary (Jobbik).

*The real name of the event is EuroGames.
**The press release purposely refers to Klaus Wowereit as possibly woman.
***In reality EuroGames has an anti-discrimination policy; straight players are welcome to participate.
**** Demszky was Budapest’s mayor for twenty years, partly in a liberal-socialist coalition. He did not seek re-election and Tarlós succeeded him in October 2010.
***** Reference to previous Gay Pride Parades, when entire streets had to be fenced off and hundreds of police officers had to be mobilized to control violent counter protestors, some of whom were organized by Jobbik.

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