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.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Is the male lacrosse culture and its associated homophobia slowing the growth of the sport?

Josh Acut writes on response to his efforts to "Grow Lacrosse" as a sport, and some obstacles along the way:

Grow Lax & Bro Lax

But don’t worry, I’m not gonna hate on Bros just to hate on Bros, I’m just gonna say one thing… Grow LAX > Bro LAX.

If someone said, “We should invite the black kids to come play lacrosse” and you said, “No, the bros might not approve” it would be a problem. So why do people still think it’s okay to say the same thing about homosexuals?

Excluding people based on what they are is wrong, no matter what. So what exactly is holding us back from helping our fellow man in this situation?

At the end of the day, if I were truly trying to Grow the Game and field the best group possible, I would pick the BEST ATHLETE… Not the dude whose the most “bro”.

Now, I can also see a couple of people who know me personally saying, “Chewy isn’t gay… so why does he even care?!”

I care because at some point this conversation needs to happen, because RIGHT NOW there IS some high school kid out there who “can’t” play lacrosse because he will get messed with by the Lax Bros. And finally, I care because EVERYONE should feel welcome to participate and play the “Creator’s Game”. No one should ever feel banned from playing a “rich, straight, white boy sport”.

This write up will, and should, get great responses, because everyone in the world wants to “Grow The Game”… Right?

Read in full HERE.

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