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.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A look at the You Can Play project

"The Hockey Writers" website presents the You Can Play project:

For an athlete, sport is a passion. An escape. A chance to be who they really are for a portion of the day. So if an athlete can’t be all of these things in their natural environment, what’s the point? The makeup of the athlete shouldn’t matter. If they can play, then they can play.
Founded last fall, the You Can Play Project aims to showcase and celebrate athletes for who they truly are, including putting an end to homophobia in sports.

“For too long, athletes have been judged on things in addition to talent, skill, work ethic, and that includes sexual orientation,” said Brian Kitts, co-founder of the project. “You Can Play is really interested in promoting athletes as pure athletes; stripping things down to the basics of your work ethic, your talent, your skill, and whether you can help your team succeed.”

Kitts, along with Glenn Witman and Patrick Burke, developed You Can Play after meeting at an event in Denver. Witman, founder and president of G-Force Sports, an organization that aims to give a voice to the invisible LGBT athlete, and Burke, a scout for the Philadelphia Flyers and full-time student, collaborated with Kitts on a cause that is hugely important to all parties.

Keep reading HERE.

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