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.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

3 October 2011 / Hudson Taylor and Ben Cohen at University of Pennsylvania

News from an event from Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia and Heterosexism that will take place at the University of Pennsylvania's Houston Hall of Flags from 7pm to 10pm on Monday 3 October:

Don't want to rock the boat? Afraid you can't make a difference? Well, think again. Remember, things don't just get better, you have to make them better.

If you want to help create a more accepting athletic community here at Penn, save the date and join PATH (Penn Athletes and Allies Tackling Homophobia) as we host two prominent straight LGBT athlete allies--Ben Cohen (former professional UK rugby player) and Hudson Taylor (three-time NCAA All-American wrestler and current wrestling coach at Columbia University).

Come see both of them address the importance of letting heterosexual athletes know that it is "okay" to have gay teammates, as well as of conveying to out/closeted athletes that they will not face negative consequences as an open LGBT athlete. The two will also address specific steps we can take in order to begin such change and begin the long road toward eliminating the homophobia and bullying that exists in the athletic community.

At the end of the event, we will open up the floor to questions, so come prepared! If you would rather your question be asked anonymously, you can email it to us at jmagnes@sas.upenn.edu. Hope to see everyone there!

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