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.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Advocate on out lesbian coaches

Sherri Murrel
From the Advocate (h/t Out Athletics):

Since the advent of Title IX, the number of female college athletes has vastly increased, but according to ESPN, the percentage of female coaches has been cut in half since the law passed in 1972.

While several factors play into the diminished number of women coaches on college campuses, homophobia and sexism are chief among them. As a tactic to lure the prospective student athletes away from a rival team, some recruiters signal to the athlete's parents that the coach on the other team is a lesbian.

Portland State's Sherri Murrell is currently the only openly lesbian coach in Division I NCAA basketball. There are several other qualified potential coaches such as former WNBA stars like Sue Wicks and Kate Starbird, who have said they won't go into coaching, in part to avoid dealing with the homophobia.

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