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.

Friday, April 6, 2012

French sports minister responds, sort of, on homophobic host of FIFA World Cup

As we reported earlier, Paris-area regional councillor Jean Luc Roméro has written to the French minister for sport with regard to the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar, a country which bans entry for HIV-positive foreigners and where homosexuality is illegal.

During his remarks as opening speaker of the 4 April 2012 study day on sport and HIV held at the headquarters of the French Olympic Committee, Roméro recalled this important issue. 

French Minister for Sport David Douillet has responded to Roméro's letter, which had been sent to Douillet"s precedessor. The response has taken a great deal of time, but website Yagg.com has obtained a copy of it.

Douillet, known for his own homophobic and sexist statements, completely ignores the issue of homosexuality. And with regard to HIV status, he claims that this is not an issue, for testing is only required for those staying two months or more. In fact, according to this website, the length of time one can visit without testing is only one month, which means that many players, visitors, and workers would be concerned by this ban.

Douillet also claims that holding sport events improves the respect for humanist values.

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