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, July 1, 2012

Olympic torchbearers: Vincent Jackson

David Meek and Vincent Jackson
(photo Nicole Rugman)
We're looking again at LGBT Olympic torchbearers and their nomination stories:

Vincent Jackson from London, age 26
Carrying the Flame through Cardiff
Carrying the Flame on 25 May 2012

Vincent's nomination story
I'm an active member of our LGBT group. I'm new to it but for the karaoke evening we organised recently I managed all the costs meeting with the catering staff, facilities and the karaoke people to make sure we made as much money for UNICEF as possible. While doing this, I silmataneously organised and managed our bar for the whole night. Additionally, I took a major part in ensuring that a vast amount of Visa employess (not necessarily member's of the LGBT) went along and had a good time. This event raised an impressive £2,500 on the night but we have only just begun. As an out and proud member of London's LGBT community I would feel honored to be able to run in front of the world carrying the Olympic torch on behalf of Visa. The freedoms that both men and woman enjoy in the UK are a great privilege and should be celebrated on a global scale where people aren't as lucky as I am.

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