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.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

IGLFA statement on Major League Soccer homophobic slur

FGG member organization IGLFA has issued the following statement on the incident described below:

The International Gay Lesbian Football Association does not condone the remarks made by Colin Clarke. We are sad that blatant homophobic language would be used by a professional athlete today. We appreciate the quick response by the Houston Dynamo's organization and Major League Soccer (MLS). We also accept the apology by Colin Clarke and hope that this immediate reaction will help to educate other players that language such as this will not be tolerated.

From MLSoccer.com:

NEW YORK — Houston Dynamo winger Colin Clark could face potential disciplinary action from Major League Soccer for an incident with a ball boy during the team's game in Seattle on Friday night.

In the seventh minute of the Dynamo's 2-0 loss to the Sounders, field-side broadcast microphones picked up Clark using a homophobic slur toward a ball boy after he wasn't issued a new ball as quickly as he wanted on a throw-in situation. Clark is seen and heard on video picking up the ball, directing his comments toward the ball boy, and then throwing the ball back into play.

Clark later apologized via his Twitter feed for the incident, but the league will look into the matter and decide if he'll face any discipline for the incident.

Keep reading HERE.

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