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 24, 2012

UK Sports Charter logo has Gay Games connections

After a public contest, the official logo of the UK Charter against homophobia in sport has been chosen. The FGG is proud of the Gay Games connection and congratulates Suran Dickson on inspiring the winning design! Here's the article from the UK LGBT History Month website: 

The New Sports Charter Logo is now out and proud and you can see it below. The Sports Charter commits signatories to work to rid sport of discrimination and abuse against LGB&T people. It has received remarkable support from the sporting world receiving over 3,300 signatures, including from all Premier League, Championship, League 1 and League 2 football clubs and all Rugby Football League super league teams. To see a full list of signatories click here.

The winning logo was designed by a very talented 10-year-old girl from Hungerford Primary School who beat 70 others to the prize in a competition judged by rugby union star and Sports Charter champion Ben Cohen who has recently set up anti-bullying charity, the StandUp Foundation. He shortlisted the top six entries which were then put to a public vote on Ben Cohen’s website.

The inspiration for the winning design came when Suran Dickson, a Gay Games triple gold medallist and founder of anti-bullying charity,Diversity Role Models visited the school and spoke about how important it was for everyone, no matter who they are, to be able to go for gold.

All the children from years five and six (aged nine to 11) at Hungerford Primary School took part in the competition. Two other pupils from the school came second and fourth. The remaining runners up were from Nottingham and Reading. The winner and runners up received prizes donated by the Football Association, the Football League, the Lawn Tennis Association, the Rugby Football League and Ben Cohen.

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