Despite the growing acceptance of gays and transgenders, the sports community remains a very difficult environment to be out. The American documentary ‘Alone in the Game’ shows the ongoing struggles LGBTQ athletes face at different levels. On 31 January, you can see this moving documentary at Sphinx cinema in Gent (Belgium) followed by a debate with pro athletes and policy makers.
The Swiss movie Mario tells the story of two football players who fall in love. Director Marcel Gisler is no football fan himself, but still he found it very important to bring this story. Reasons enough for Out For The Win to have a chat with him!
Out For The Win is at the table with the Flemish government together with Sport.Vlaanderen and Çavaria to see what steps we can take for more inclusion and acceptation of LGBT+ athletes in sports.
At 19 May we marched at the Belgian Pride in Brussels!
Michiel Thomas is a Belgian director who lives in Los Angeles. In 2015 he made the documentary ‘Game Face’ in which he followed one gay and one transgender athlete for a few months. Game face has won many awards on film festivals and is to be seen on netflix in more than 190 countries. OFTW interviewed Michiel about his experiences and future plans!