Big Gay Sword Year

Welcome to Big Gay Sword Year!

Big Gay What Now?

Big Gay Sword Year is an ongoing event series showcasing queer and trans martial artists and teachers.

It grew out of our very successful Big Gay Sword Day events in 2018 and 2019, and features incredible members of the Historical European Martial Arts community sharing their knowledge and passion. We aim to create a space that prioritizes accessibility and fun, and a culture that makes learning available to anyone, especially those who experience marginalization in many sports environments.

In 2021, all of our events are hosted online in order to make high-quality, inclusive learning accessible to our community members regardless of geography or ability to travel.

Our previous 2021 presenters include:

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Big Gay Sword Day 2018
Big Gay Sword Day 2018
Big Gay Sword Day 2018
Big Gay Sword Day 2018
Big Gay Sword Day 2018
Big Gay Sword Day 2019
Big Gay Sword Day 2019
Big Gay Sword Day 2019
Big Gay Sword Day 2019
Big Gay Sword Day 2019
Big Gay Sword Day 2019
"Drive Him, Crowd Him, and Costrain Him" with Clara Smith-Elliott
"Drive Him, Crowd Him, and Costrain Him" with Clara Smith-Elliott
"Drive Him, Crowd Him, and Costrain Him" with Clara Smith-Elliott
"Drive Him, Crowd Him, and Costrain Him" with Clara Smith-Elliott
"Intro to Bolognese Swordplay" with Fran Lacuata
"Intro to Bolognese Swordplay" with Fran Lacuata
"Intro to Bolognese Swordplay" with Fran Lacuata
"Intro to Bolognese Swordplay" with Fran Lacuata