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, May 26, 2012

KZN LGBT Recreation races in the morning, protests in the afternoon

A report from Hlengiwe Buthelezi of FGG member organization KZN LGBT recreation:

This was a fun and eventful weekend for KwaZulu Natal LGBT Recreation. We began by participating in the East Coast Radio Big Walk. There were 38 members registered, but due to a public transport strike, only a few managed to get to the start. The race went very well for those who participated, with four members earning the certificates for the organisation for finishing within the cut-off time. After the race we had a chat about the group attending the Gay Games, and in particular how to get more women involved.

In the afternoon we attended the march protesting against the proposed homophobic Constitution amendment under discussion in South Africa. The event was organised by KwaZulu Natal LGBT Recreation together with other LGBT organisations inDurban. The House of Traditional Leaders (CONTRALESA (Congress of Traditional Leaders in South Africa) has made a proposal to the Parliament to amend the country's Constitution and take away gay rights, because according to them homosexuality is "un-African".

We stood outside the City Hall with our placards to make our voice heard. Here too the public transport strike took its toll, and we had fewer participants than we expected. Nonethless, we consider the event a success, because we did get a good deal of media coverage.

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