About us

The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation was founded in 1989. We aim to:

  • fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual orientation
  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of lesbians and gays
  • enable and support the coming out of gay and lesbian sports men and women
  • exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments
  • support the founding of new gay / lesbian / bisexual / straight / transgendered and mixed sport groups

Current project

EuroGames Stockholm 2015

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Latest news of the EGLSF, memberclubs, EuroGames and other LGBT sport news

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Baku, from the ancient land of Azerbaijan rises the first European Games

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There is no doubt that the experience of competing in a large sporting event can benefit any athlete, especially if that athlete is competing in the Olympics next year in […]

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Landmark Protections in European Parliament

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 12:43|0 Comments

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include SOGI rights in a future EU gender equality strategy.

The current strategy for equality between women and men runs out […]

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European Week of Sport, Sept 7th-13th 2015

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The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on […]

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STOCKHOLM LAUNCHES GLOBAL #FLAMINGSTAR TWITTER CAMPAIGN

Saturday, June 27th, 2015 @ 19:16|0 Comments

EuroGames Stockholm launched the #FlamingStar – a digital activation on Twitter (the world’s most open and democratic media). By carrying the exclusive #FlamingStar on your Twitter account for 15 minutes, […]

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EUROGAMES STOCKHOLM 2015 PRESENTS THE POLITICAL PROGRAMME

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 @ 22:27|0 Comments

EuroGames Stockholm 2015 can now present parts of the political programme that will be held at Kulturhuset in Stockholm between August 6th to 8 in 2015. The programme includes fifteen […]

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Venuepoint new official Ticket Partner to EuroGames Stockholm 2015

Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 15:49|0 Comments

Venuepoint becomes Official Ticket Partner to EuroGames Stockholm 2015 – the largest pro lgbtq sport, cultural and political event of 2015. During EuroGames Stockholm 2015 participants, visitors and spectators can […]

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Field of tainted dreams

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 13:05|0 Comments

Homophobia is rife in Australian sport. Whether playing at the local park or representing their country, gay and lesbian athletes routinely hide their sexuality to avoid abuse while pursuing the […]

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Competition time: win tickets for the UEFA Women’s Champions League Final!

Monday, May 4th, 2015 @ 16:05|0 Comments

Fare is giving away a pair of tickets for the UEFA Women’s Champions League final.

The encounter will see the French side Paris Saint-Germain play 1.FFC Frankfurt at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark, at 18.00 […]

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Inspirational documentary Out to Win at BFI Film Festival

Thursday, March 26th, 2015 @ 18:11|0 Comments

Out To Win
Inspirational documentary charting the history of homosexuality in competitive sport, with interviewees including Martina Navratilova and Jason Collins.

In the competitive world of professional sports, homosexuality continues to be […]

Next Events

Aug
4
Tue
all-day Boardmeeting EGLSF
Boardmeeting EGLSF
Aug 4 – Aug 9 all-day
Boardmeeting EGLSF @ Stockholm | Stockholm County | Sweden
Quarterly boardmeeting of the EGLSF board, this time in combination with the EuroGames 2015. If you want to meet us, send us an email
Aug
5
Wed
all-day EuroGames 2015
EuroGames 2015
Aug 5 – Aug 9 all-day
EuroGames 2015 @ Stockholm | Stockholm County | Sweden
EuroGames Stockholm 2015 is proud to invite you to five days of competitions, political and cultural happenings in the Capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm. EuroGames Stockholm will take place between August 5th – 9th in 2015 with a wide array of activities including 28 sports, political workshops, art exhibitions, festivities and ceremonies – all in a beautiful city with a spectacular archipelago that awaits you. Registration is now open at www.eurogamesstockholm.com/registration – Join your friends and family for an unforgettable time! We need supporters who want to turn EuroGames Stockholm into a success and be a part of our sport, cultural[...]
Aug
28
Fri
all-day TiMM – Tournoi international Mon...
TiMM – Tournoi international Mon...
Aug 28 – Aug 30 all-day
TiMM - Tournoi international Montpellier Méditerranée @ Mauguio | Languedoc-Roussillon | France
Hi champions, Do you have any plans of how to end the summer of 2015 in a beautiful way? Well what do you say to this kind of program? A few drinks with with friends (new and old) on one of many terraces in the shade of the trees, the chance to win medals at a very cool tournament, celebrations in the evening before spending a sunny day on a Mediterranean beach with follow champions from all over Europe? This is what offers TiMM – MMiT. 3 days of sun, fun & competition. It’s all happening the 28th, 29th and[...]
Sep
2
Wed
all-day ELLA TALKS
ELLA TALKS
Sep 2 – Sep 9 all-day
ELLA TALKS @ Palma | Balearic Islands | Spain
The most importants lesbians women in world together in Mallorca for give us all her inspirations, experience and share with us their lifes.
Sep
3
Thu
all-day 13th international gay/lesbian b...
13th international gay/lesbian b...
Sep 3 – Sep 6 all-day
Having its 25th birthday this year Startschuss Hamburg is glad to invite you to Hamburg’s 13th International Gay/Lesbian Badminton Tournament. It will take place between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th of September 2015, sports on the 4th and 5th. We provide a sports hall with 24 courts and offer you singles, doubles and mixed categories. For more information see the tournament website. We look forward to hosting you and having a great tournament in lovely Hamburg.
Sep
4
Fri
all-day 7TH BARBIE & KEN CUP
7TH BARBIE & KEN CUP
Sep 4 – Sep 6 all-day
Volleyball Tournament for C- and B-Level, all-male or mixed teams. Registration starts January, 15th. 3 days of fun in Berlin (4th September Checkin, 5th September Tournament and Party, 6th September optional brunch).
Sep
7
Mon
all-day European Week of Sport
European Week of Sport
Sep 7 – Sep 13 all-day
European Week of Sport #BeActive Inform. Facilitate. Encourage. Inspire. 7 – 13 September 2015
Sep
18
Fri
all-day Panteresports 2015
Panteresports 2015
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day
Panteresports 2015 @ Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain
Our next multi-sports tournament, Panteresports 2015, will be held during the weekend of 18 until 20 of September of this year. We realise that chosing a date always has pros and cons, but considering all elements we think that the chosen weekend is the best for our tournament to fulfill all your expectations and continues to be the greatest tournament organised. Don’t forget the date! Write it down in your agenda: 18-20 September 2015! Subscribe to our mailing list via our website, or join our Facebook page to keep updated!
Sep
24
Thu
all-day Rotterdam Pride
Rotterdam Pride
Sep 24 – Sep 27 all-day
Rotterdam Pride @ Rotterdam | South Holland | Netherlands
During the 2nd edition of the Rotterdam Pride, Against the Rules exhibition will be displayed. More info to follow.
Sep
25
Fri
all-day 5th annual Summer Festival Toget...
5th annual Summer Festival Toget...
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day
5th annual Summer Festival Together in Sport @ Moscow | Moscow | Russia
We are proud to announce that our 5th annual Summer Festival Together in Sport will be held on 25th to 27th September 2015 nearby Moscow! This fantastic event attracted more than 150 participants from all over Russia last year but this year we want it to be truly global and give a warm welcome to all our international friends in our home country:) We have prepared an exciting program that will include team competitions in basketball, badminton, table tennis, dodgeball, football and a special Russian kind of volleyball called pioneerball! Besides that, for the sports enthusiasts among us we have[...]
Oct
1
Thu
all-day Coming Out month
Coming Out month
Oct 1 – Oct 30 all-day
Coming Out month @ Enschede | Overijssel | Netherlands
During the Coming Out month the exhibiton Against the Rules will be displayed in Deventer & Enschede At the Saxion University
Oct
14
Wed
all-day Tel Aviv Water Games
Tel Aviv Water Games
Oct 14 – Oct 19 all-day
Tel Aviv Water Games @ Tel Aviv-Yafo | Israel
Put yourself on the warm sands of the Mediterranean with 28º weather that’s perfect for a beach volleyball tournament. The city is full of Pride, sportsmanship and the joy of competition. Teams from around the world are competing in the nearby swimming pool and a soccer match is about to begin just steps away. Sunset yoga & acrobatics in the open air, bicycle tours of the city, and of course – when night falls – the best bars, clubs, and late night celebrations. TEL AVIV WATER GAMES, an international LGBT sports and cultural festival happening October 15 – 19, 2015[...]

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