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

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EuroGames Helsinki 2016


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17th QFF Conference – Zurich

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 @ 15:36|0 Comments

Letzi Junxx hosted the 17th international network meeting of the “Queer Football Fanclubs” (QFF) last month.
Around 80 delegates were happy to welcome representatives of the new QFF members FFaH and fare, as well as international guests from the English LGBTIQ alliance “Pride in Football“ along […]

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ENGSO Forum 2015: Informative and Inspiring

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 @ 14:59|0 Comments

The 18th ENGSO Forum took place in Brussels on 11-12 September 2015 within the framework of the European Week of Sport (EWoS), namely on the EWoS focus day dedicated to sport […]

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Welcome Team Limerick!

Sunday, October 4th, 2015 @ 14:22|0 Comments

Team Limerick is one the newest members to the EGLSF and we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the team.

Limerick is a city with a deep-rooted […]

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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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
all-day FGG 2015 Annual General Assembly
FGG 2015 Annual General Assembly
Oct 16 – Oct 18 all-day
FGG 2015 Annual General Assembly @ Castletroy Park Hotel | Limerick | Limerick | Ireland
The Federation of Gay Games Annual General Assembly (AGA) brings together delegates from its members, associate members and board members. Its institutional role is to elect the Federation’s Board of Directors, to amend the FGG’s bylaws, and in its Site Selection configuration (full members plus board), choose the hosts of the Gay Games. The FGG Board of Directors will also meet twice: Thursday, October 15 and newly elected board members will join the board meeting to be held Monday, October 19, 2015. Additional information will follow soon regarding travel planning, agenda and more. Members are welcomed to login to the[...]
all-day 4. Mannheimer Fitness Tag – 2015
4. Mannheimer Fitness Tag – 2015
Oct 24 all-day
4. Mannheimer Fitness Tag - 2015 @ Mannheim | Baden-Württemberg | Germany
LGBT-Gym for a day : 13 fitness workshops in two halls are waiting for you. For every woman – for every man. Dance, Aroha, DanceYoga, step aerobics, aerobic, tao yin, qigong, bodyart, spin fitness, functional circle, yoga, abdomen-legs-buttocks, stretch & relax. YOU CHOOSE from this rich program.
all-day ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference ...
ILGA-Europe’s Annual Conference ...
Oct 28 – Oct 31 all-day
ILGA-Europe's Annual Conference 2015 @ Athens | Attica | Greece
This year’s Annual Conference takes place in Athens between 28 and 31 October 2015. The ILGA-Europe team is currently developing the programme, more information will become available soon. Registration for the conference is expected to open in May. The conference will open with a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening 28th of October and close with a Party on the evening of Saturday the 31st of October. This means that arrivals are foreseen on Wednesday and departures on Sunday. Note, booking your flight to Athens early might save you costs! The conference will open with a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening[...]
all-day 4th LAT41° Tournament
4th LAT41° Tournament
Oct 30 – Nov 1 all-day
4th LAT41° Tournament @ Rome | Lazio | Italy
Gruppo Pesce Roma and CDE Halegatos present the fourth edition of “LAT41° Aquatic LGBT Tournament”, this year in Italy. LAT41 is the parallel joining Rome and Madrid, but it is also the product of a common idea: the desire of two teams, Gruppo Pesce Roma and Halegatos Madrid, to put their tournaments “AquaRomae” and “Sungames” together, setting an annual event with two alternative sites each year, Madrid and Rome. After the success of the 2014 edition, held in Madrid, now the tournament returns to Italy, in the Rome city. With more than 300 swimmers coming from sports clubs from across[...]
all-day IGBO Pittsburgh
IGBO Pittsburgh
Nov 10 – Nov 16 all-day
IGBO Pittsburgh @ Pittsburgh | Pennsylvania | United States
From November 10, 2015 through November 16, 2015, the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will host the 35th Anniversary International Gay Bowling Organization Mid-Year Conference and Tournament. The IGBO Conference will include board, committee and general membership meetings that will take place at the Double Tree by Hilton Green Tree, the official host hotel. A bowling tournament will be held at Princess Lanes and AMF Noble Manor Lanes, the official host lanes. Bowlers will compete in singles, doubles and teams events. Registration is available for individual, partial teams and full teams. For more information about the International Gay Bowling Organization, visit[...]
all-day AURICULA OPEN 2015
Nov 20 – Nov 21 all-day
AURICULA OPEN 2015 @ Ghent | Flanders | Belgium
We are proud and excited to welcome you back in Gent, Belgium for the Auricula Open 2015. During the weekend of the 20th-21st November, Gent will welcome again athletes from around Europe to join Auricula’s 2015 Gay and Lesbian Open International badminton tournament. In order to fulfil the increased interest to participate in our tournament over the last years, we are using a brand new sports hall with 19 (nineteen!!!) courts! Therefore we will now be able to host around 200 participants. Plus in the same building there’s a subtropical swimming pool and a wellness centre for post competition entertainment.[...]
all-day 1° International Volleyball Cup ...
1° International Volleyball Cup ...
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
We invite you to participate in the International LGBT Volleyball Tournament, the first one of its kind in the whole world. We have been organizing Volleyball tournaments over the last 20 years in the City of Buenos Aires and Villa Gesell for all ages and gender and count with the infrastructure needed for events with more than 80 teams. 1° International Volleyball Cup LGBT “Copa Ciudad de Villa Gesell” 21 – 23 November 2015 We invite you to participate in the International LGBT Volleyball Tournament, the first one of its kind in the whole world. Sport Productions Reliability, Confidence and[...]
all-day Sinterklaas Tournament
Sinterklaas Tournament
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day
Sinterklaas Tournament @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
It is happening again! This year our annual Sinterklaas Tournament will take place on November 27-29. Registration has opened NOW and we would like to invite you all to come back to Amsterdam and enjoy a weekend of volleyball and party with us! On friday, the registration will take place at café Prik on the Spuistraat. As usual, the matches will be played in Sporthallen Zuid and this year we are happy to announce that we got the second location of one of Amsterdam’s major concert venues for our dinner, party and brunch: Paradiso Noord, located at the “Tolhuistuin” in[...]
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
27th FVV XMAS TOURNAMENT @ Frankfurt | Hesse | Germany
27th FVV XMAS Tournament, December 4-6, 2015 The annual XMAS Tournament in Frankfurt has become a fixed date in every calen­der of the gay and lesbian sports community and is Europe’s biggest annual LGBT sports event. More than 1,000 athletes from all over Europe came every year to Frankfurt to experience a wonderful weekend full of energetic sports, excitement, success and moments of happiness. Besides the traditional sports like Badminton, Volleyball and Swim­ming, which are still enjoying incre­asing popularity, we are very proud of the many applications in Soccer. The rising numbers in that alledgedly “unpopular” LGBT division show there[...]
all-day Torneo di Natale calcio a 5 – Ch...
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Torneo di Natale calcio a 5 - Christmas soccer tournament @ Turin | Piedmont | Italy
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all-day Sin City Shootout Strength Expo ...
Sin City Shootout Strength Expo ...
Jan 14 – Jan 18 all-day
Sin City Shootout Strength Expo 2016 @ Las Vegas | Nevada | United States
Sin City Shootout Poster 16Come join us in Las Vegas, NV this January at the Sin City Shootout where we will be putting on the Sin City Shootout Strength Expo. We will have a vendor area where you can peruse some of the latest in the strength industry. We will be hosting full powerlifting meet, there will be plenty of amazing lifters there setting world records. Also going on, will be an Arm Wrestling Tournament. Watch as competitors battle it out for top bragging right as Arm Wrestling Champion! Welcome to the International Federation of Alternative Strength and Power –[...]

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