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.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Flashback to Cologne: Report on medal-winning figure skater

From Los Angeles ABC news affiliate NewsNet5, a story we missed in 2010 (we did report on Frank HERE): 

COLOGNE, Germany - Local renowned figure skater and choreographer, Franklyn Singley, won gold and silver on Wednesday in Cologne, Germany at Gay Games VIII.Skating to Janis Joplin's "Summertime," Singley placed first in the solo freeskate event. His solo spotlight performance to Nat King Cole's "L-O-V-E" earned him a silver medal.

In 2006, Singley won the gold medal at Gay Games VII in Chicago.

Singley grew up training in his hometown of Cleveland and became a competitor in the singles and ice dancing divisions.

In 1989, Singley relocated to Los Angeles with partner Tiffani Tucker. The two represented the U.S. for five years at the national level and made history when they became the nation's first and only African-American ice dance team.

Singley also spent four years with Walt Disney's World on Ice and in 2002, he helped choreograph and perform in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the XIX Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

Singley ultimately hopes to be able to compete in the 2014 games, which will be in Cleveland. Cleveland won the bid for the Gay Games VIV in September of 2009, beating out both Boston and Washington D.C. in a tough bidding process.

Read more HERE.

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