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Jock Talk: Gearing up for 2020 Bingham Cup

Jock Talk: Gearing up for 2020 Bingham Cup

A few years back, Joey Van Matre, an Oklahoma research analyst who had recently relocated to the Bay Area, was in search of a sport to help him open up socially.

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By Roger Brigham | August 7, 2019

Gay Games X last year in Paris was a rousing success. It turned a profit, drew more than 10,000 participants, and provided supportive, inclusive competition for the athletes.

By Roger Brigham | July 31, 2019

The LGBT Powerlifting Union, having just completed its third world championship meet in Blackpool, England, has announced that it will hold a series of stakeholder consultation meetings the rest of 2019 to discuss various issues.


By Roger Brigham | July 24, 2019

This month, a new disciplinary code of the international governing body for soccer went into effect, and it imposes stiffer sanctions for discrimination on the basis of race, gender, and sexual orientation.

By Roger Brigham | July 10, 2019

Thoughts on the Women's World Cup.


By Roger Brigham | July 2, 2019

A record 800 participants took part in last weekend's San Francisco Pride Run.

By Roger Brigham | June 26, 2019

A recently filed lawsuit in Connecticut shows exactly the kind of sports limbo transgender high school athletes can find themselves in even when they are fortunate enough to live in a state that supports their civil rights.


By Roger Brigham | June 19, 2019

Transgender individuals increasingly are gaining recognition of their rights through non-discrimination protections in nearly every part of life.

By Roger Brigham | June 12, 2019

It is said some are born to greatness while others have greatness thrust upon them. There is a third group, however, who are born to nothingness but achieve greatness through perseverance, purposeful focus, and gut-checking grit.


By Roger Brigham | June 7, 2019

Organizers of the 2022 Hong Kong Gay Games announced this week they will offer 36 sports in the quadrennial LGBT sports festival.

By Roger Brigham | June 5, 2019

The local LGBT sports world got Pride Month off to a great start, with the Oakland A's celebrating their Pride Night June 1 and more than 2,000 riders setting out the next day for the annual AIDS Life/Cycle trek to Los Angeles.


By Roger Brigham | May 29, 2019

The venerable Gay Games, having survived a perilous journey that offered ever changing marketing, financial, and mission challenges, now face a seemingly secure future rich with exciting possibilities.

By Roger Brigham | May 29, 2019

Mark Chambers of southern California has been a leader in gay basketball for decades. He's played in multiple Gay Games and is a founder of the National Gay Basketball Association.


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