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.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Roger Brigham's 30 years as an out sports journalist

Photo: Courtesy Jim Lavrakas, Anchorage Daily News 
Roger Brigham looks back on 30 years as an out sports journalist in his column this week in the Bay Area Reporter:

February 1982. I get up from my desk at the Anchorage Daily News and head to the editor's office, pumped up and ready for a fight. I walk through the room past colleagues and friends, feeling for the moment very alone, very isolated, and very unsure about what is about to happen.

Whatever it is, I am ready for it.

So I walk into the glassed-in office and tell my boss I'm gay.

At the time, I had not yet even come out to my parents. They were thousands of miles away in the Midwest and I did not want to tell them until I knew they would be able to see me often enough to know I was happy, the only thing they ever said they wanted me to be.

And I had no gay-and-out friends in sports. Glenn Burke's story had not yet been published in Inside Sports , and word of the first Gay Olympic Games to be held later that year in San Francisco had not hit Alaska yet. The only gay athlete I had even heard of was former NFL player David Kopay; he was a remote source of inspiration at the time, but the lack of others reinforced my concerns that this was going to be a very lonely and cold excursion.

Keep reading HERE.

We hope for many more years of thoughtful sports coverage from Roger, and thank him for the countless great stories already shared.

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