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.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Friends of LGBT sport in new French cabinet

Jean-Marc Ayrault
As expected, Valérie Fourneyron, mayor of Rouen, a sister city of Cleveland, host of Gay Games 9, has been named minister for sport in the new government of Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault. Just last week, Mme Fourneyron invited FGG member organization FSGL to represent the field of sport at an event for the International Day Against Homophobia held in Rouen. Mme Fourneyron arrives with a great deal of experience in sport, as a physician specialized in sports medicine who has worked for several French sports federations.

Another friendly face is that of Dominique Bertinotti, mayor of the 4th Arrondissement of Paris. If you've attended the TIP Paris International Tournament or the FSGL Forum, you've been a guest of Mme Bertinotti, who has welcomed the FSGL to use the district's facilities, whether the town hall and its plaza, or the Espace des Blancs Manteaux. Mme Bertinotti will be leaving the town hall to take on the role of junior minister in charge of family policy.

As for the new Prime Minister, Jean-Marc Ayrault has a well-deserved reputation as an ally for LGBT people, in his former roles of mayor of Nantes and as an MP.

On the whole, a more promising state of affairs for LGBT people in France, and in particular for LGBT sport.

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