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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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EGLSF Honorary Member Lou Englefield Makes the Power List 2016

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 @ 22:01|Comments Off on EGLSF Honorary Member Lou Englefield Makes the Power List 2016

The EGLSF would like to congratulate our Honorary Member, Lou Englefield, on making it onto the Power List of 2016, celebrating the achievements of influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender […]

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Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 @ 1:05|Comments Off on Freedom Bike Ride 2016

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Alexandr Agapov

Russian LGBT Sport Federation

 

The Russian LGBT Sport Federation announces the start of the Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Vyborg, Russia, (24th July 2015) – During August 2015, […]

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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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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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 […]

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all-day 8.Sportfestival 2016
8.Sportfestival 2016
Jul 29 – Jul 31 all-day
8.Sportfestival 2016 @ Munich | Bavaria | Germany
SAVE THE DATE July 29-31! – Team Munich Gay and Lesbian sports club invites you to your Sportfestival 2016 with Competitions and Workshops, special event: Kettlebell
Jul
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all-day 16. Seeüberquerung GaySport Zürich
16. Seeüberquerung GaySport Zürich
Jul 30 all-day
16. Seeüberquerung GaySport Zürich @ Zürisee, Zürich
16. Seeüberquerung GaySport Zürich / 16th Queer Crossing of Lake Zurich
all-day GAYSPORT LAKE CROSSING ZURICH
GAYSPORT LAKE CROSSING ZURICH
Jul 30 all-day
GAYSPORT LAKE CROSSING ZURICH @ Zürich | Zurich | Switzerland
16. SEEÜBERQUERUNG GAYSPORT ZÜRICH / 16TH QUEER CROSSING OF THE LAKE ZURICH  
Aug
5
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all-day Chillli Tennis Open
Chillli Tennis Open
Aug 5 – Aug 7 all-day
Chillli Tennis Open @ Katowice | Silesian Voivodeship | Poland
We are happy to invite you to the 6th edition of Chillli Tennis Open, organized under GLTA, in Poland, Silesia region, Katowice. For more information: www.facebook.com/ChillliTennisOpenKatowice/ Please enjoy our video : vimeo.com/156311038
all-day Gay Pride Squash Tournament
Gay Pride Squash Tournament
Aug 5 all-day
Gay Pride Squash Tournament @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
During EuroPride 2016, hosted by Amsterdam we are organizing our 19th squash tournament. Players of all levels are welcome.
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8
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all-day 2016 IGLA Championships
2016 IGLA Championships
Aug 8 – Aug 14 all-day
2016 IGLA Championships @ Edmonton | Alberta | Canada
IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting gay and lesbian swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming. Edmonton, CANADA is the host of the 2016 championships held August 8-14, 2016. We have a whole week of aquatics and social events for you to experience! Check out what we have planned at IGLA2016.org!
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all-day Vienna Beach Trophy 2016
Vienna Beach Trophy 2016
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day
Vienna Beach Trophy 2016 @ Vienna | Vienna | Austria
2016 edition of our famous Beach Volleyball Tournament, the Vienna Beach Trophy, will take place from 19 to 21 August, matches on Saturday, 20 August. The Vienna Beach Trophy has become the biggest LGBTIQ tournament in Europe played by beach rules. A team is two persons. Up to eleven beach volleyball courts stand ready for you!
all-day Zurich Rainbow Open
Zurich Rainbow Open
Aug 19 – Aug 21 all-day
We organizing the 16th edition of Zurich Rainbow Open, sanctioned by the GLTA. We offer men’s und women’s event for all 5 Levels (OPEN, A, B, C and D) and for the first time a mixed event (Level A/B). The courts are nicely located next to the river Limmat where you can have a swim after your match. The courts are also easy accessible (tram stop right next to the courts). There will be a players party on Saturday evening (20 august) with a nice sit-down dinner. We organize also a raffle with nice prices and there will be a[...]
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all-day mcr2016 Village Manchester Footb...
mcr2016 Village Manchester Footb...
Aug 24 – Aug 27 all-day
mcr2016 Village Manchester Football Club @ Manchester | England | United Kingdom
Village Manchester Football Club To celebrate Village Manchester Football Club’s 20th anniversary and 20 years of inclusive football, we are hosting our own football tournament, in the run up to Manchester’s famous Pride. The event will include an opening ceremony at England’s National Football Museum, two days of 11-a-side football on grass, individual team changing rooms, free entry to Manchester’s biggest gay club, closing party and presentations, evening entertainment, and the unique opportunity to walk in the Manchester Pride parade in front of tens of thousands of cheering spectators. Participants are invited to stay on to enjoy all that Manchester[...]

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