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, March 22, 2012

FAQ / What impact do the Gay Games have on athletes and cultural participants?

From our series of answers to Frequently Asked Questions:

What impact do the Gay Games have on athletes and cultural participants?

For more than two decades, supporters of the Gay Games have brought together thousands of athletes every four years to show the world their pride, their poise and their passion. Every four years Gay Games participants converge to celebrate the empowerment of individual achievement and the triumph of collective cooperation. A primary legacy of the Gay Games has been the athletes and artists themselves, enabling the genesis of countless LGBT athletic and cultural organisations.

The Gay Games have always worked for and are committed to social activism through sports and culture. Creating safe opportunities for LGBT persons to participate in sports and culture is where the Gay Games (and the FGG) have had their biggest impact. The Gay Games is primarily designed to empower the participants, but certainly the great social legacy the Gay Games has had is in the moulding of perceptions.

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