Earlier this month Robbie OBara, Mr. Gay Europe 2013, competed in the World OutGames in the city of Antwerp in Belgium. Playing volleyball with teammates from different countries, Robbie’s team placed third in the B+ league.
Robbie commented on his time in Antwerp; “It was such an incredible experience getting to meet gay athletes from around the world. I really enjoyed playing volleyball; many of the other players are extremely talented individuals. We also all shared a lot of laughs – and I think that’s the most important part.”
The World OutGames is an international event organized from within the LGBTQ community, designed to improve the acceptance of LGBTQ people throughout the world.
The OutGames consists of three main pillars: a human rights conference, a cultural festival and multiple different sporting events with over 250,000 visitors. The next OutGames will take place in Miami in 2017.