UPDATE: Nominations extended to 31 March 2014. The FGG is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the Tom Waddell Award. This is the highest recognition offered by the FGG, and is presented at the opening ceremony of each … Continue reading
Presented By After a year+ of planning, the international FGG is excited to launch its exclusive Gay Games Uniform … Continue reading
Proceeds to benefit the Team DC Student-Athlete Scholarship
Through all of the fun, friends & sexy bodies that will be on the stage at 8pm EST on March 8, we must take a minute to recognize why we are here in the first place. The Team DC Fashion Show benefits the Student-Athlete Scholarship fund – a scholarship that is awarded to a self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) student-athlete who has made a contribution to the sport he or she is a part of and has enhanced the perception of the LGBT community through their sports involvement and participation. Awards of up to $2,000 are made to graduating high school seniors in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area who will be attending a fully accredited two or four year college or university. The successful candidate demonstrates a dedication to both academic and athletic excellence, showing a promise of serving as a positive role model as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual. Considered one of the most popular Team DC events in Washington, DC – make sure you check out the video and donate if you can to the scholarship fund. You can donate via the Team DC website at: http://www.teamdc.org/scholarships/.
Another great essay from the Queerstory Files, dedicated to women Paralympians on this International Women’s Day and the first day of competition in the 2014 Paralympics: To celebrate today’s International Women’s Day and the start of the Paralympic Games here’s … Continue reading
A great report from the Washington Post on the Russian Open Games, with a focus on the final event, the basktball game opposing diplomatic staff against Open Games participants, hosted by the US Embassy. Ambassadors and deputy ambassadors from the … Continue reading
From Queer.de: Adidas engagiert sich gegen Homophobie im Sport Vor acht Monaten initiierte die Bundesstiftung Magnus Hirschfeld die “Berliner Erklärung” gegen Homophobie im Sport (queer.de berichtete), und noch immer kommen neue Unterstützer hinzu. Die fünfzigste Unterschrift leistete nun Herbert Hainer, … Continue reading
On 6 March, two openly gay high school coaches joined Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler in a conversation about coming out and being gay as a high school coach. Anthony Nicodemo is a league-champion head boys basketball coach at Saunders High School in New York; Micah Porter is a state-champion head track & field and cross-country coach at D’Evelyn High School in Denver.
A good review of the challenges to organizers of the Russian Open Games from the Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung: Die Olympischen Spiele in Sotschi sind zu Ende, damit ist auch die Schonzeit vorbei für die Homosexuellen und ihre Unterstützer in Russland … Continue reading
From FreshWater Cleveland, a long article on how Cleveland succeeds in attracting and hosting major events. We’re presenting it in several sections. Here’s part 5 Game Plan for Future Success For now, the Senior Games might be the largest … Continue reading
A legacy of this great initiative, of which many FGG member organizations were partners (EGLSF, Pride Sports, FVV, FSGL, Out in Slovenija), and whose academic conference was cosponsored by the FGG, is a website with many resources. As part of … Continue reading