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.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Cologne In New Zealand

Auckland has welcomed three German representatives of Gay Games Cologne 2010 – the big Sports and Cultural Festival scheduled for 31 July – 7 August 2010.

Maggie Gutzen, Philip Lischke and Christian Skaar were greeted by tri-athletes, swimmers, runners, bowlers, choir members, potential tourists and others at a reception at a private residence. In return the visitors presented a meticulously rehearsed power point display which had everyone captivated.

CLICK HERE TO read more on expresstoday.co.nz.

Kurt Dahl is elected Co-President of Gay Games


Federation of Gay Games Elects New Co-President

Former Gay Games Chicago organizer to lead international governing body

San Francisco, California (19 February 2009) – Kurt Dahl, one of the lead organizers of the 2006 Gay Games in Chicago, has been elected male co-president of the international Federation of Gay Games. Dahl was elected by the Board to complete the two-year term of the former co-president who stepped down to take a leadership role in the Washington, DC, bid to host the 2014 Gay Games. Dahl was the FGG vice president of host relations and will continue to chair the Host Relations Committee as co-president.

The FGG is the international governing body that oversees the Gay Games, a sports and cultural festival taking place every four years with almost 12,000 participants and 100,000 spectators. First held in 1982 in San Francisco, the 8th Gay Games will take place July 31 to August 7, 2010, in Cologne, Germany. The other member of the FGG’s co-gender presidency is Emy Ritt of Paris, France.

Dahl is currently a Vice President and Senior Manager in the Operational Risk Management division of Harris Bank NA. A 30-year banking industry veteran, he has worked at Harris Bank since 1995. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance, both from DePaul University. A CPA, he is a member of the AICPA and the Illinois CPA Society.

Dahl was the co-founder of Lion’s Pride, the Harris Bank lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employee group. He is a past member of the finance committee for Out and Equal Workplace Advocates, a national organization supporting equal rights and opportunities in the workplace.

“The 2006 Gay Games in Chicago was a life changing experience for me, my partner and my family,” said Dahl. “I watched how the Chicago area was also transformed for the better. I’m honored to be able to bring my background and experience to the FGG and hope to foster synergy, collaboration and continuity between the FGG and the 2010 Gay Games organizers in Cologne.”

As treasurer and finance committee co-chair of the 2006 Gay Games, Dahl was part of the team that produced the first financially successful Gay Games since 1986. He led the team that managed a cash and in-kind budget of almost $23 million for an event that contributed an estimated $50 to $80 million to the Chicago area economy.

Dahl resides in Joliet with his partner of sixteen years, Jeff Clark. He has two children, Andrew (22) and Ashley (18). He is a member of the Chicago Smelts swim team and US Masters Swimming.

DC rally in "Metro Weekly" and "Washington Blade"

300 people attended a rally on Saturday, Feb. 21 in Washington, DC to support the city's bid for Gay Games IX.

In Metro Weekly...
...and in the Washington Blade

Information on Gay Games IX bids is provided for information purposes only and implies no preference for any bid in particular.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Equal Ground - WOMEN ON TOP 2009 Award

On the 27th of February 2009 FGG Member Organisation EQUAL GROUND will honour the ‘She-roes’ of Sri Lanka with an award ceremony and a party. EQUAL GROUND is presenting its WOMEN ON TOP 2009 award to:

Iranganie Serasinghe - Reputed Actor and Environmentalist
Kumudini Samuel - Feminist and Human Rights Activist
Ameena Hussein - Celebrated Author, Sociologist and Publisher Dharshi Keerthisena -
Entrepreneur and Designer Princy Mangalika - HIV Positive people's spokesperson and President Lank

February 27th is International Women’s Day and the WOMEN ON TOP event will be the single largest event in Sri Lanka catering exclusively to women only.

The FGG would like to send our congratulations to all the winners of this year's awards.
For more information go to the organisation's website at www.equal-ground.org or register your participation on Facebook.