European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation

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stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of athletes regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation

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exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments tournamentstournaments

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liaison with and support athletes who are thinking about coming out

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support the founding of new sport groups inclusive of all athletes

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fight against discrimination in sport based on gender identity & sexual orientation tournamentstournaments

EuroGames Roma 2019

Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames. Besides offering a high-quality sport event to the LGBTIQ sports community, EGLSF wishes to promote the following goals, also through the EuroGames:

  • fight against discrimination in sport regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of LGBTIQ athletes

  • enable and support the coming out of LGBTIQ athletes

  • support the founding of new LGBTIQ groups
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EL*C Workshop presented by the EGLSF

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 16:07|0 Comments

The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) attended the 2-day European Lesbian* Conference held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017 in order to present our workshop in the […]

Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities? PR

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 @ 13:20|0 Comments

As part of the Football People movement, the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (#EGLSF) is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” […]

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Win a signed copy of “We’re Queer and we should be here”

Friday, September 8th, 2017 @ 11:15|0 Comments

We’re Queer and we should be here: the perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan

On the cusp of a football season where players’ sexuality will once again be […]

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Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 16:04|0 Comments

A friend of mine and me, we got off on the Vyborg Station. About 240 km lied ahead of us. Four days of hard cycling and unpredictable weather. At that […]

The EuroGames Photo Competition Winners Are…

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 @ 13:53|0 Comments

During the EuroGames in Helsinki this year, the EGLSF ran a photo competition called the “Spirit of EuroGames”. We invited everyone to submit a photo that they felt captured the […]

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Inspirational Additions to the “Against the Rules” Exhibition.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 @ 11:18|0 Comments

The EGLSF is proud to unveil 2 new additions to the “Against the Rules” Exhibition. Over the past number of months the federation has been looking for inspirational athletes to […]

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Erasmus + “Heroes of Football” Danish Parliament Hearing

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 @ 10:43|Comments Off on Erasmus + “Heroes of Football” Danish Parliament Hearing

Copenhagen, May 3rd, 2017

EGLSF project partners from the Erasmus+ “Heroes of Football” project, will give a presentation to the Danish Parliament during a hearing arranged by the Cultural and Gender […]

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Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 16:04|0 Comments

A friend of mine and me, we got off on the Vyborg Station. About 240 km lied ahead of us. Four days of hard cycling and unpredictable weather. At that […]

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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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Oct
20
Fri
all-day LAT41° Tournament
LAT41° Tournament
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
LAT41° Tournament @ Rome | Lazio | Italy
  LAT41 ° is the European LGTB masters and LGBT-friendly swimming tournament first launched by the A.S.D. Gruppo Pesce Roma and by Halegatos C.D. (Spain) in 2012. The tournament takes place in alternate years between Rome and Madrid thus taking the place of the previous “AquaRomae” and “Sungames” competitions organized by each respective group. Now in its sixth year, LAT41 ° is one of the most eagerly awaited LGBT swimming events in Southern Europe, as well as a great all-inclusive sports festival. We are Mediterranean and the spirit of where we live is manifested in what we do. In addition[...]
Oct
28
Sat
all-day 3° Tirer Cup
3° Tirer Cup
Oct 28 all-day
3° Tirer Cup @ Piedmont | Italy
Third LGBT soccer a5 tournament
Nov
2
Thu
all-day Antwerp Brilliant Games
Antwerp Brilliant Games
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day
Antwerp Brilliant Games @ Antwerp | Flanders | Belgium
We from Active Company invite everyone to participate in the first edition of our new multi-sports tournament. The following sports are on offer: badminton, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball and water polo. Our happening is flanked by a lot of fun social activities including dinners, party, brunch, guided city tour, gay choir concert … From 2 to 5 November 2017 we would like to welcome everyone in the beautiful, a-typical Antwerp to participate in a sporty and brilliant ;-) tournament.
all-day BrilliANT Games International Te...
BrilliANT Games International Te...
Nov 2 – Nov 5 all-day
Active Company, the gay sport club of Antwerp (Belgium), will organize from 2nd until 5th of November 2017 the BrilliANT Games, an international tournament as part of the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) circuit. GLTA is the official international tennis LGBT organization. The purpose of GLTA is to provide an open, safe, inclusive space and community that is committed to promoting and developing amateur tennis in the LGBT Community.  
Nov
4
Sat
all-day Lotos CUP 2017
Lotos CUP 2017
Nov 4 all-day
Lotos CUP 2017 @ Bratislava | Bratislava Region | Slovakia
We are looking forward to the 6th year of the tournament in volleyball and floorball. This autumn in Bratislava will be hot again in Bratislava! For details please contact us via email or our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LotosoveKvety/.
Nov
24
Fri
all-day Netzo Gay Volleyball Tournament ...
Netzo Gay Volleyball Tournament ...
Nov 24 – Nov 26 all-day
Netzo Gay Volleyball Tournament Amsterdam @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
GET READY FOR THE SMASH OF 2017 For the 27th time Netzo organizes the famous Sinterklaas tournament. In the 24-26 november weekend we will welcome all rainbow teams and supporters to play, compete, eat, drink and party at the beginning of the darker months. Get ready for the following program: Friday 24th evening: Welcome drinks at Prik’s Cocktail Bar: registration, meet up, catch up and live up! Saturday 25th day: The tournament at Sporthallen Zuid, where you will compete like there is no tomorrow with all levels ending in semi-finals and finals. Lunch featuring the famous Dutch Kroketten! (no worries,[...]
Nov
25
Sat
all-day Matryoshka Cup
Matryoshka Cup
Nov 25 – Nov 26 all-day
Matryoshka Cup @ Moscow | Russia
5th volleyball tournament in Moscow. There are 2 levels (B and C) for men and mixed teams and 1 level for women teams. Registration will be available soon. Moscow calling! To register for the event : click here  
Jan
5
Fri
all-day 11th Gay German Open 2018
11th Gay German Open 2018
Jan 5 – Jan 7 all-day
11th Gay German Open 2018 @ Kaarst | North Rhine-Westphalia | Germany
 A GLTA sanctioned International Tennistournament in Kaarst, 20 kilometers west from Dusseldorf. Venue is the lovely TESPO Sportpark & Hotel, who has 12 Indoor Carpet Courts. We will play Singles & Doubles in categories Open, A, B, C and D. Matches will be the best of three sets with a match tie-break in the 3rd set. Singles consolation will be played in a proset to 8 games with a tie-break at 8:8 and no-ad scoring. www.facebook.com/GayGermanOpen Registration: http://glta.tournamentsoftware.com/sport/tournament.aspx?id=D7ED5A56-B0EF-4C06-864E-CEF6D77530E8
Apr
27
Fri
all-day RoMan Caput Mundi – Volleyball T...
RoMan Caput Mundi – Volleyball T...
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
RoMan Caput Mundi - Volleyball Tournament @ Rome | Lazio | Italy
Rome is back indoor! The city of Rome and RoMan Volley will host the “Caput Mundi” tournament for the third year in a row. “Caput Mundi” is a volleyball tournament dedicated to the LGBT community and friends. Rome is ready to welcome athletes coming from all over Italy and Europe. The tournament will take place between 27-29 April 2017. Level A, B+, B-, C. You’ll can find here or on our website more informations as soon as possible. Roma torna indoor. Per il terzo anno consecutivo Roma e la RoMan ospiteranno il Caput Mundi, torneo di pallavolo dedicato al mondo[...]

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