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, November 18, 2007

Ambassador Chris Morgan thanks Gay Games

Dylan Vox reports for This Week in Texas Magazine. Read how Chris started his power lifting career at Gay Games V in Amsterdamn in 1998. He went to Sydney Gay Games VI in 2002. He has gone on to winning in world class competition and returned to Chicago Gay Games VII in 2002.

Powerlifter Chris Morgan Thanks Gay Games for His Success
By Dylan Vox

Friday, November 9, 2007

GayWired.com article about Tom Waddell

Building a Gay Sports Legacy

The Story of Tom Waddell
by Dylan Vox

Tom Waddell is often credited with making the biggest contribution to the gay sports movement ever by founding the first Gay Games, but there is a story behind the great man of triumph and tragedy that is often never told. An Olympian himself, Waddell knew the pressures of competition, but as a gay man, that competition was only half of his battle.

Click HERE to read the full article on gaywired.com.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

IAfrica.com Gay Games article

Sexuality and sport?
By Rebekah Kendal

IAfrica.com Lifestyle section presents a positive story about Gay Games and LGBT sports. It is wonderful to see quality stories about Gay Games coming out of South Africa. Click HERE to link to the article and enjoy!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

1,000 day countdown begins until the Gay Games in Cologne, Germany!

Gay Games Cologne Issues Newsletter 4

In less than three years, Cologne will play host to athletes from all over the world. Some 12,000 participants from more than 70 countries will attend Gay Games VIII in Cologne in 2010. Preparations are well under way, and several crucial milestones have been achieved. CLICK HERE for full article.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

John Amaechi in New GLAAD Video

Gay Games Ambassador John Amaechi joins GLAAD's "Be An Ally & A Friend" PSA Campaign. John worked with GLAAD to create new 20-30 second public service announcements. These PSAs can be seen on many television networks.

Click HERE to see the GLAAD web site video.

Click HERE to read the GLAAD press release.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Gay Games VII Photo Book Published

More than 1,000 images in new 4-color Book

The excitement and joy of the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago are captured in a new 208-page 4-color glossy photo soft-cover book available online from the web site www.lulu.com. The book features more than 1,000 images of the sports, culture and ceremonies of Gay Games VII, which were held July 15-22, 2006.

Click here for the full article.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Gay Games VIII Cologne Promotional Video

Between July 31st and August 7th in 2010 the Gay Games VIII will take place in Cologne, Germany. Thousand of international participants from all over the world are expected to take part in this sport and cultural event. Participant figures are reaching almost Olympic size.

Preregistration has started!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

David Kopay gives $1 million

David Kopay gives $1 million to UW Q Center endowment

Gay Games Ambassador Dave Kopay is leaving $1 million to the University of Washington Q Center as a legacy donation. This will ensure that the Q Center remains active and helps LGBT students in financial need a way to complete education goals at the University of Washington. David Kopay was an amazing player at UW and he wanted a way to thank the UW for what the experience gave him in life. He continues to be a hero.

Here is the Seattle Times article:
Here is the Seattle Gay News article:
Wikipedia David Kopay Biography:

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Fund Raising Success

Seattle Frontrunners hosted the 24th annual Run and Walk with Pride on June 23, 2007 with the help and support of Team Seattle. Team Seattle Board Members Kelly Stevens and Robby Davis, and Tim Murphy agreed to do the fundraising and promotion to the greater LGBT community in Seattle. 2007 Run and Walk with Pride had a 17 year record number of runners and walkers and raised the most money in 24 years. Half of the proceeds were given to Lambert House and half to Team Seattle. Partnership in fund-raising works! The money for Team Seattle is designated for international sports support, including Gay Games VIII Cologne.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Forbes.com Talks about Chicago Gay Games

Forbes.com video talks with Todd Evans of Rivendell Media about sponsorship, marketing and the why companies are smart to focus on the Gay Games.



Tuesday, July 10, 2007

2006 Gay Games Financial Success

Chicago's 2006 Gay Games Declared a Financial Success

At one-year anniversary, Chicago closes books on international sports & cultural festival

One year after Chicago hosted nearly 12,000 sport and cultural participants at the 2006 Gay Games®, Chicago Games, Inc., (CGI) the host organization for the event, announced today that it has completed the post-Games fundraising and wind down process and that the 2006 Gay Games broke even. Such a positive financial result reverses a 20-year trend, having not been achieved since Gay Games II in 1986. CGI accomplished the result with 2 fewer years planning time than most Gay Games. Click Here for the full story.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Peg Grey First Female Co-Chair of FGG died Feb. 24

Peg Grey, one of the most important and pioneering activists in Chicago’s GLBT community, died Feb. 24 of complications from cancer. She was 61.

Peg Grey was the first female co-chair of the Federation of Gay Games ( FGG ) , which was officially formed after Gay Games II. Peg Grey participated in every Gay Games since 1986, including Chicago Gay Games VII. She ran in the torch run for the first Gay Games, in San Francisco in 1982.

Bay Area Reporter

Windy City Times