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.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Oakland As say "It Gets Better"

From the San Francisco Chronicle (h/t Outsports):

The [Oakland Athletics] became the latest sports team to post an "It Gets Better" video, two weeks after starter Brandon McCarthy decried homophobia at baseball stadiums via Twitter.

McCarthy, left-hander Dallas Braden and second baseman Jemile Weeks appear on the video, along with stadium in-game host Kara Tsuboi.

The It Gets Better Project supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender teens who are dealing with bullying, harassment and feelings of isolation, with many celebrities and athletes providing messages that there is a brighter future ahead.

"I'm glad the A's were on board in helping get this out there, because we definitely wanted to get this off the ground," McCarthy said.

In the video, Braden says, "We are speaking for the entire Oakland Athletics organization when we say there is no place in society for hatred and bullying against anyone."

On Friday, Weeks said he was happy to participate in the video because he thinks it's important to use any platform as a public figure to try to help those in need, including teens who feel like outsiders. "Everyone should feel comfortable being themselves," Weeks said. "So I wanted to tell kids to be confident and to know they have support."

McCarthy said he heard from many gay and lesbian A's fans after his antihomophobia tweet and his subsequent remarks to Gwen Knapp in The Chronicle, and he said, "It's good for teams to do things that are important to their communities."

View the video below, and visit our "It Gets Better" page HERE.

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