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.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Who are the LGBT athletes in London? Marilyn Agliotti and Megan Rapinoe

The New Civil Rights Movement is producing a series of profiles of out LGBT athletes in the Olympics. Day 1 saw a profile of Marilyn Agliotti...

In the States it’s called “field hockey,” but in most of the world, it’s just “hockey.” It is a game that dates back to the Greeks who gave us the Olympics, and it was old even then. Even if you are not a sports fan, the game is easy enough to follow. Two teams of eleven players use curved sticks to try to guide a ball inside the other players’ goal, on a field very similar to a soccer field. One of the “out” athletes to look for in Field Hockey at the 2012 Olympic games is Marilyn Agliotti who plays “wing” for the Netherlands, and is known for her relentless offense.

(read in full HERE)

...and day 2 of Megan Rapinoe:

United States Olympic midfielder Megan Rapinoe (image, left) may be the most freshly out player at the London 2012 Olympics. Her plain-language announcement (“For the record: I am gay”) came in an interview with Out magazine that became public on July 2, effectively ending the speculation that had surrounded the soccer star–and taking her off the market. In the same article it was revealed that she’s been dating an Australian soccer player (forward Sarah Walsh) for three years.

(read in full HERE)

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