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 26, 2012

(Retired) skier Anja Paerson comes out

From The Ski Channel:

Olympic Champion Anja Paerson is one of skiing’s greatest athletes. Since her debut in the 1988 World Cup, the Swedish alpine racer has earned 19 championship medals, 42 World Cup victories and two overall World Cup titles (in 2004 and 2005). In addition to crushing it throughout the World Cup circuit, Paerson was a three-time Olympian and took home six Olympic medals. During the 2002 Salt Lake City Games she earned silver in giant slalom and bronze in slalom, claimed gold in slalom during the 2006 Turnin Games where she also won two bronze medals in combined and downhill, and most recently a bronze medal in the 2010 Vancouver Games’ super-combined. Earlier this year the skier opted to retire from competition, with the Schladming World Cup event marking her final turns before transitioning to a quieter lifestyle. The lull in excitement would be short-lived for Anja, as the ski star made international headlines this past weekend when she confirmed to the world that she was involved in a long-term relationship with another woman.

Paerson made the revelation while hosting a program on Swedish public radio. She detailed that since 2005, she has developed a romantic relationship with girlfriend Filippa. She described the phenomenon of finding her partner by saying, ”I had never intended to fall in love with a woman. Never thought that my heart could beat so fast for a woman. I was insanely in love.”

She went on to explain her thought process on making such a public announcement, saying, ”I am tired of being someone else and of playing a game. I owe it to myself and especially to Filippa to tell the truth.”

Keep reading HERE.

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