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 12, 2012

Share your story of witnessing homophobia in sport with Athlete Ally

A message from Hudson Taylor of Athlete Ally:

March 11, 2012

Maya Angelou once said: "there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Reflecting on how this quote pertains to combating homophobia in sports, it occurred to me that I haven't heard nearly enough stories about other people's experiences with anti-LGBT prejudice in athletics. If we are going to do everything we can to help our athletic communities move in the right direction, we must first gain an understanding of where they are coming from.

To accomplish this, I am gathering as many untold stories as possible. I am seeking athletes, coaches, parents, and fans to tell the world about their experiences in or perceptions of athletics. What do lockerrooms look and sound like across the country? What homophobic and transphobic language and experiences have you witnessed on and off the playing field?

I believe that collecting and telling these stories will help empower more allies to take a stand and help end homophobia in sports. If you have ever experienced or witnessed homophobia in athletics, please share your story with me at hudson@athleteally.org . Also, each story will be shared annonymously to protect those who wish to participate. Please limit your story to 1000 words.

As always thank you for spreading the word and continuing to help advocate for the respect and inclusion or all.


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