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 6, 2012

University of Nebraska football coach expected to once again abuse his position to decry equality for LGBT persons

On ESPN.com, Rick Reilly looks forward to the intervention expected on Monday by University of Nebraska assistant football coach Ron Brown, who recently threw the bible like a flaming football straight in the (damned) souls of those supporting non-discrimination for LGBT people in Omaha, and who aims to repeat his hate at a similar hearing in Lincoln. Reilly speaks to a "success story" for Brown as a preacher, the conversion of a young Nebraskan, Brett Major, who happens to be gay. Here's an extract from the piece:

"That was a milestone for me," Major says. "I decided I wanted to live a Christian life from that moment on."

And now Coach Brown says he's going to hell.

"I couldn't care less," says Major, who is getting his master's in psychology at Wake Forest. "I know God doesn't make a mistake. He didn't put me on this earth to be banished to hell."

Since that day with Brown, Brett has been the most devout in his family. He's the one reminding his family members to say their prayers at night. He was a leader in his high school church group. In college, he rode his bike across America as a fundraiser to build free housing.

What company would want a man like that working for it? "Ron Brown can think whatever he wants," Major says. "I just don't want him to put up barriers in my life. Just allow me to get a job I deserve. Just don't get me fired. I don't have to report to Ron Brown at the pearly gates."

Brown, 55, speaks out often about Christ and against homosexuality, which is his First Amendment right. But Ron Brown wouldn't get one-tenth of these offers to speak if he weren't a Huskers coach. He's an in-state celebrity. He admits he uses Huskers football as a platform to get his message out. His personal opinions can't be separated from his job. There are three paragraphs in the Nebraska media guide about his Christian work. At the Omaha public hearing, he gave his address as Nebraska's Memorial Stadium.

But should a man who campaigns for the right to discriminate against anybody -- gays, Asians or pregnant women -- be employed at a state-funded university that has a specific policy against such discrimination?

Read in full HERE.

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