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.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

David Kopay one of Interpride magazine's "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 David Kopay:

Even if you don’t follow sports or politics—or weren’t even born in the ’70s—you’ve probably heard David Kopay’s name. And there is a reason for that. He is, by almost all accounts, the single most important figure in gay sports history. An all-American running back at the University of Washington in 1964, he later signed with the San Francisco 49ers, playing with them for nine years and earning a reputation as one of the toughest players in the NFL at the time. His coming out in 1975 shattered the stereotype that gays weren’t masculine enough to play a sport like football. His biography, The David Kopay Story (published two years later), detailed his life in the closet and was a surprise best-seller that has gone on to inspire gays and lesbians for nearly 40 years. In a sport where only two other players have ever publicly acknowledged their sexuality, Kopay’s story
is as relevant now as it was then, and he still is a regular on the speakers’ circuit debating the issue of gays in sports

Read the article here:

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