Conviviality, diversity, inclusion, open-mindedness. These are the core values of the Brussels Gay Sports and the values which mould and define our mission: personal fulfilment and social integration of the LGBTQI+ community through sport, cultural and leisure activities, all conducted in an atmosphere of mutual respect and harmony.
BGS provides its members with the opportunity to practice sport and other activities in a welcoming and friendly setting, where the pleasure of being together, of sharing and meeting each other takes precedence over the competitive and sometimes exclusive nature of sport. BGS is open to everyone and is able to present a different image of the LGBTQI+ community in the sporting domain where there is still a need for greater recognition and diversity.
Check out what we offer and come and join us. You are always welcome!
Dear BGS Members and Friends,
2020 was a complicated year that left us with mixed feelings. On the one hand, we would want to forget this past year as quickly as possible. On the other hand, in 2020 we had to adapt very swiftly and be creative, even ambitious. Some activities were able to go ahead despite the lockdown, using videoconferencing or by going outdoors, weather permitting. For the new season in September, we provided more and bigger venues for our members, in order to pursue activities whilst complying with public health rules. Unfortunately, we were forced once again to suspend activities at the end of October.
First and foremost, we owe all of this to our dedicated, tireless volunteers and Activity Coordinators. The BGS Board would like to thank wholeheartedly these front-line players, without whom BGS would not be what it is today.
BGS held its General Assembly virtually on December 12. Many members attended all or some of the meeting, which lasted a good 5 hours! We would like to thank them very much for their involvement, and we hope that future General Assemblies will generate just as much interest from our members.
At that annual meeting, we elected our new Board. We would like to thank outgoing administrator Michaël De Borman for his four years as Secretary. We are also delighted to welcome two fabulous new members to the Board. Here is the new team:
You can always reach us individually or collectively at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To support BGS, if you haven’t already done so, you can renew your yearly membership dues of €15 valid from September 1 to August 31, by clicking < here >. We would recall that certain activities are still taking place via videoconference. If you would like to take part, feel free to contact the Board for more information.
In 2021 BGS will celebrate its 30th anniversary on July 1st. We would like to organise several festive activities to commemorate the event. We will plan celebrations taking into account the prevailing public health situation and government restrictions, and we will keep you informed. By the same token we will inform you as and when it becomes possible to resume BGS activities safely and securely.
In these peculiar times, be mindful of what you really need and stay in touch with your BGS friends. Maintain contact with your BGS Activity Coordinator. Feel free to send them a friendly message or to ask any of us Board members for information.
We look forward to seeing you once again at BGS activities and events. In the meantime, we wish you and your loved ones excellent health and a new year full of hope, future plans, joys and dreams.
The BGS Board