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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

19 April 2012 / EGLSF to be present at Turin film festival

As we posted HERE, this year's edition of the Turin gay and lesbian film festival will feature sports. Jon Landa of the EGLSF will be attending. Here's his first report:

EGLSF present at Turin GLBT Film Festival 2012

This year, for the first time, the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation has been invited to the Turin Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Film Festival, the oldest in Europe. The festival opens on Thursday, 19 April, and for the first time will include a section dedicated to sports and homosexuality, entitled “Sport: the last taboo, ‘our’ Olympics”. The opening session will feature two documentaries: V-Ictory by Italy’s Paolo Colombo, followed by Canadian film Verona, by Laurie Lynd.

The section also offers a retrospective of two successful films released some years ago: the German film Sommersturm, with two boys from a rowing team as the main characters and Eleven Men Out, an Icelandic film that takes a close and accusing look at one of the most homophobic sports: football. Festival goers can also watch a new movie, My Last Round (Argentina/Chile) that tells the troubled story of sport and love in the life of a boxer.

Returning to documentaries, Renée deals with the true life of tennis player Renée Richards, the first transgender to take part in the US Open in 1977, while the another documentary, Training Rules, is about the life of a lesbian basketball player discriminated against by her own coach.

“Da Sodoma a Hollywood: i film che cambiano la vita” (From Sodoma to Hollywood: films that change lives) was born in 1981 and became a festival eight years later. This year’s edition will present more than 100 films, and EGLSF is pleased to be part of this exciting event.

More info: www.tglff.com.

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