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.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Billy Bean one of Interpride magazine's 16 "Game Changers"

The 2012 Interpride magazine features 16 "Game Changers", "16 amazing Americans who are giving their
all to promote equality on (and off) the court". Among those featured is Gay Games Ambassador Billy Bean:

Imagine having to play a baseball game on the day your lover died. That’s what Billy Bean went through while signed with the San Diego Padres in the late 1990s. Deeply in the closet at a time when no other professional baseball player had ever declared his sexuality, Bean tried to keep his emotions inside—but the stress of the closet was too much. Within a year, he decided to walk away from the sport entirely, leaving at the peak of his career. Then, he did something even more unthinkable. He sat down with 20/20 and the New York Times and confirmed that he was gay. Looking back, Bean believes he could have done things a bit differently. “If only I had told my parents, I probably would have played two or three more years and understood that I could come out a step at a time,” he says. Still, he has no regrets. Since those fateful interviews, he’s become an author, a spokesman for the HRC and an overall activist for LGBT rights, determined to help others feel comfortable coming out and not make the mistakes he did. “The people who are the heroes to me today,” he says, “are those 15-year-olds in junior high school in middle America who are able to look at who they are and tell the truth.”

Read the article here:


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