Welcome to Brighton LGBT Sports Society
There used to be a time when if you said you were a member of the LGBT community sport wasn't on the agenda.
That's no longer the situation and some of us want to be playing as much sport as we possibly can. Well if that's how you feel you've come to the right place.
BLAGSS is a sports and social group that now has around 400 lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender members from across Brighton and Hove, Sussex and beyond.
Our aim is to encourage LGBT people to play sport. It's as simple as that. Sport is so important because health and fitness is such a vital part of our lives.
Our members are all different shapes, sizes, ages and abilities, and participate in sports as varied as badminton, tennis, squash, golf, running, football and cycling (and many, many more).
It's not all about sport though. There's a fantastic social side to BLAGSS. There are over 700 different sporting and social meetings every year. Have some fun playing sport and then have a good old chat about it in the pub afterwards.
BLAGSS is a great way to meet people, keep fit, and have fun.
If you're not yet a member, join now online!
You can also try out BLAGSS for free! Come along to your sport of choice with a FREE 1-day membership (court fees may apply). Just go to the relevant sport page on this site and message the organizer.
Paris 2018 - Gay Games 10 Presentation
BLAGSS is delighted to host this event at the Queens Hotel. The Participation and International Relations Paris 2018 team will be presenting exciting news about the Paris 2018 Gay Games on Monday 20th February at 6.30pm
Paris will be hosting the 10th edition of the GAY GAMES from 4th August to 12th August 2018. Its going to be a huge sporting, cultural, and festive event open to all.
GAY GAMES are held every 4 years in different cities around the world. BLAGSS members have been to Vancouver, Amsterdam, Cologne, and Barcelona - let's find out what we have to do to get a huge contingent in Paris too.
You can log onto the BLAGSS website and register for the event.
Or tickets are available from Eventbrite:
The BLAGSS website is currently undergoing a 'make-over'. New branding has been approved at the recent Annual General meeting and the new look website should be in place in early 2017.
The Twelfth Annual BLAGSS Bowling Extravaganza is now open to contenders
Once again, BLAGSS will take over the entire Bowlplex at Brighton Marina. This time on the evening of Tuesday, 21st February 2017. Last year’s Challenge was a huge success, attracting over 200 bowlers from different Brighton & Hove LGBT community groups.
Where Bowlplex, Brighton Marina, BN2 5UT
Time 6.30 for registration and a chance to practice; 7.00 for the Extravaganza start.
Cost £64 per team of eight players.
The format of the competition will be as in previous years – 2 games on different lanes; with “glorious” prizes for the winning team.
How to enter:
1. Send an e mail registering your team’s name and interest
2. Pay £64 either by BACS to the Blagss Bank Account using your team name and BOWLING as the reference; or send a cheque made out to BLAGSS to 3 Havelock Road, Brighton BN1 6GL with your team name on the back.
BLAGSS. Sort code: 30-99-93 Account No: 01613506 Reference: (Name)…….. Bowling
Places in the Extravaganza are limited to 26 teams, and I will book the lanes out to the first 26 teams to get their money paid in – so don’t delay!
Brighton Diversity Games
Keep the dates : 8th and 9th July 2017 will be the third Diversity Games in Brighton.
So far confirmed:
Sames Sex Dancing Championship: details now on the Events and socials page.
More sports will be added in the coming months. To find out more go to our events page and click on Brighton Diversity Games.
We have negotiated discounts for members with the following local retailers.
186 Western Road, Brighton BN1 2BA
01273 821452 http://www.cotswoldoutdoor.com
"We love the outdoors as much as you do. Our staff are experienced hikers, climbers, runners, campers, travellers and more, all eager to share their knowledge and experience to help you make the most of the outdoors. We pride ourselves on offering extensive training with first-hand experience to provide you with the best possible in store, online and over the phone."
15% discount at Cotswold Outdoor and Runners Need both in store and online. Mention BLAGSS at the till point
NICK RIVETT SPORTS
64 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2FP
01273 251700 www.nickrivettsport.co.uk
We specialise in all racket sports - offering a racket 'demo' service where you can try all rackets before you buy. We also specialise in Cricket, Rugby, Womens fitness, Swimming & Running and are the only stockist in Brighton of the barefoot running shoe vibram fivefinger.
10% discount across the store for members. Mention BLAGSS at the tillpoint.