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First QueergamesBern: Reminder: Don’t forget to check this

Have a look to this. The Gay and Lesbian Sport Bern (Berne, Switzerland) presents the first QueergamesBern. A multisport event for Badminton, Bowling, Frontrun (Running) and Floorball. Opening, Dinner, Party, Brunch – and the beautyful City of Berne. Come and be a part of it.

www.glsbe.ch/en/queergames

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 @ 21:06|Categories: 2011, News|Comments Off on First QueergamesBern: Reminder: Don’t forget to check this

French LGBT Judo: MAKOTO new French LGBT Judo Association

We are glab to announce the creation of our association, we’ll start our training in september, see you soon on tatamis.

Quentin, for the board of MAKOTO

www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Association-de-Judo-Jujitsu-MAKOTO/198876560139943

 

Friday, May 27th, 2011 @ 21:02|Categories: 2011, News|Comments Off on French LGBT Judo: MAKOTO new French LGBT Judo Association

Out Athletes: Anton Hysén encourages coming out

After Anton Hysén, 20-year old football player from Sweden came out earlier last month, a lot of media attention has been given to him and raised the topic of (lack of) out athletes in sport, especially football.

“I am a footballer. And I am gay. If I perform as a footballer, then I do not think it matters if I like girls or boys,” he said. He also acknowledges the possibility that this could affect his career, but pointed out that also other players have to deal with other discriminations, like racism.

In his interview with The Guardian, he says “Anyone afraid […]

Monday, April 4th, 2011 @ 20:30|Categories: 2011, News|Comments Off on Out Athletes: Anton Hysén encourages coming out

UK initiative: Pride Sports Launches Award to back Government Charter

Following the launch of the Government’s Charter for Action on Tackling Homophobia and Transphobia in Sport http://www.facebook.com/lgbtsportcharter yesterday, LGBT Sports Equity Organisation, Pride Sports, launched a new award to acknowledge the work of sports organisations making progress in this area. The new award is launched as part of the Pride Games Community Sports Awards, which each year celebrate the achievements of LGBT sports groups in the UK.

Lou Englefield, one of Pride Sports’ Founding Directors explains:

“We wanted to support the Charter in a tangible way and to give National Governing Bodies of Sport and other sports organisations something to aim for […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 @ 20:28|Categories: 2011, News|Comments Off on UK initiative: Pride Sports Launches Award to back Government Charter

UK initiative: Football accepts gay-rights charter

Efforts to wipe out homophobia in sport have received a significant boost as the country’s major sports leagues put their weight behind a government campaign.

The organising bodies for football, tennis, cricket, rugby league, rugby union and the Olympics have all signed the government’s charter for action.

The charter aims to create a welcoming environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in sport.

Activists welcomed the move as a sign that sport – often considered the last bastion of homophobia in the UK – was pressured to modernise in line with other industries.

The document has four key points: everyone should be […]

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 @ 20:25|Categories: 2011, News|Comments Off on UK initiative: Football accepts gay-rights charter