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, June 27, 2012

Call for protection at Sofia Pride!

An appeal from Allout.org about Sofia Pride. A reminder that the FGG will be holding its Annual General Assembly in Sofia in August.

Our friend Mitko is marching in a Pride parade this Saturday in Sofia, Bulgaria. It should be joyous, but last year it proved to be terrifying. After the march, he and his friends were attacked by a group of anti-gay extremists and beaten in the street just for daring to live openly.

This year the same extremist group has just been given a permit to hold a hate-filled gathering on the morning of Pride -- to gather, rev up, and attack again. They even have support from a local priest, who actually advised people to "throw stones" at the Pride participants1.

We only have 4 days and we need your help. Can you tell Sofia's Mayor to do everything in her power to protect Pride participants? If thousands sign, we'll focus global media attention on Bulgaria and preempt the violence. But we need your voice right now to move the only person with the power to stop the violent mobs:


Mayor Yordanka Fandakova needs to know the world is watching. Dozens of countries have already told Bulgaria to ensure a safe Pride2 - and while the march itself will have some police present, a violently charged protest scheduled to start a few hours ahead of Pride is a recipe for disaster. Our friends fear it will set the stage for fresh attacks on marchers and other Sofia residents in the area.

It's not going to be easy to stand up to these neo-Nazis or the Orthodox Church, whose representatives also said “democracy does not mean rights for minorities”. Upholding the right to peacefully march without threat of violence will send a message to extremists in Bulgaria and throughout Eastern Europe. It's time for Mayor Fandakova to step up and show that anti-gay protesters can’t be allowed to foster violence and inflict seriously bodily harm against their fellow citizens.

For decades, extremists have used Pride parades around the world to organize attacks that punish people for embracing who they are. But everytime, with help, we've been able to fight back - and win. Will you stand with Mitko and ask Mayor Fandakova to do everything in her power to protect Pride marchers from attacks this year?


Mitko Dimitrov and the All Out team

P.S. Please share this with your friends on Facebook after you sign, we need each and every voice before Pride on Saturday.

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