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 28, 2012

Martha Ehrenfeld on the absence of LGBT issues at the IOC Women and Sport conference

Martha Ehrenfeld comments on the deafening silence on lesbian issues at the IOC Women and Sport conference:

There was no panel topic that covered any LGBT issues outright. Terms like "gender expression" and "gender stereotypes" came out in one panel covering “Matters Medical.”

That panel was asked about transgender rugby players and boxers. It is clear that the IOC still has a lot of work on this issue.
It would be my dream to see a NBC up-close-and-personal story feature during the Olympics cover an out LGBT athlete.

I asked Alan Abrahamson, USC Professor and international sports reporter about that—when will that happen? We agreed it was a chicken and egg situation. Athletes don’t come out because there is not a safe environment but you need out athletes to create that safe environment. He also said that some athletes had worked so hard to get the Olympics and they did not want their story to be defined by their sexual orientation.

Yet we know that there are already out athletes, and that the mainstream media usually makes great efforts to speak of their sexual orientation. We expect that there will be more out athletes than ever in London... will the world hear their story?

Read all our coverage of this conference HERE.

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