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 13, 2012

Outsports reports on Texas A&M conference

Outsports reports on a conference we announced HERE.

The FGG's Doug Litwin had the pleasure of speaking at a panel discussion moderated by George Cunningham last October. Read about it HERE.

Texas A and M hosted an LGBT sports conference last week that featured a strategy session with academics and activists focused on working more closely together to end homophobia in sports. The Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in Sport Conference was organized by George Cunningham, associate dean for academic affairs, professor of sports management and director of the Laboratory for Diversity in Sport. I was fortunate to attend the conference of about 15 folks from around the LGBT sports world.

It was eye-opening to hear about all of the research being executed by some incredible academics at universities across the country. Sue Rankin at Penn State has an amazing study of 8,000 collegiate athletes that promises to give us a fantastic snapshot of the minds of athletes today. Incidentally, 400 of those athletes identify as one of the letters in LGBT. Janet Fink at the University of Connecticut has data that shows sports fans don’t want women’s sports sexualized; They respond to the stats and scores much better than bikinis and bras.

Keep reading HERE.

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