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, June 10, 2012

David Kopay and Roger Brigham talk about LGBT people and sport on "Out in the Bay"

Gay Games Ambassadors David Kopay and Chris Morgan
with Roger Brigham and Gene Dermody
at closing ceremony of Gay Games VII, Chicago 2006
From KALW radio's Out in the Bay program:

Queers - and homophobia - in sports. In 1975, former 49er [and Gay Games Ambassador] David Kopay came out as gay, wrote a bestselling book about it, and rocked the sports world. 37 years later, despite all the gains for gay rights generally, only a handful of major athletes have followed him out of the closet. He’s still an activist and athlete, and the official race starter for this year’s SF FrontRunners Pride Run, June 23 in Golden Gate Park. Kopay shared his story on Out in the Bay.

Joining him to talk about queer athletes and homophobia in sports were Helen Carroll, who leads the Sports Project at the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Roger Brigham, "Jock Talk" writer for the Bay Area Reporter [and FGG board member and founder of the Equality Coaching Alliance]; and long-time FrontRunner Katharine Holland. Eric Jansen hosts.

Listen HERE.

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