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, April 28, 2012

View Ohio State University panel on homophobia in sports

A post from Pete Olsen's Wide Rights blog on the recent event at Ohio State University (see our previous blog post HERE):

On Monday, April 16, I was proud to be involved in a panel discussion at the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law on the subject of “Homophobia in sports and developments in policies at the institutional level.”
The two panelists were phenomenal: Professor Erin Buzuvis, from the Western New England University School of Law (and co-founder of the Title IX Blog), and Brian Kitts, a co-founder of You Can Play.
The event was well attended by law students, faculty, and alumni.

For those that were unable to attend, the event was recorded and the video is now available online.  I parsed the video into segments based on the topic of discussion for your convenience.

You can view the entire event (just over an hour) with one simple click by viewing this YouTube playlist or you can watch individual segments based on the subject you’re interested in by viewing the embedded videos below.

01 – Introductory Remarks (8:47)
02 – Gender Norms, Masculinity, and Homophobia (9:26)
03 – Homophobia in the Pros (5:14)
04 – ‘Negative Recruiting’: is it still a problem? (8:05)
05 – NFL/MLB/NBA protection for sexual orientation (3:48)
06 – Title IX: Does it protect LGBT athletes? (3:07)
07 – Importance of straight allies in sports (6:00)
08 – NCAA’s new policy for transgender athletes (5:29)
09 – The Media: leading the way or lagging behind? (5:51)
10 – How can coaches become better allies? (2:20)
11 – Support network for pro athletes to come out? (2:03)

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