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

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liaison with and support athletes who are thinking about coming out

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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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Win a free ticket to the Pinkster Tennis Tournament 2017

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017 @ 17:03|0 Comments

On 2-5th June 2017 hundreds of LGBT tennis players will gather in beautiful Amsterdam for the Pinkster Tournament – a long weekend of tennis matches, great food, social events and […]

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Welcome MUST to the EGLSF!

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Sunny and Sporty: Marseille has it all in 2017

The year 2017 will be an exceptional one for the city of Marseille. This beautiful, city in the southern coast of France […]

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EU Sports Forum 2017

Monday, March 13th, 2017 @ 16:13|0 Comments

The EGLSF was represented at the 2017 EU Sports Forum, which was held in St Julian’s, Malta on the 8th 9th March. The EU Sports Forum is a gathering of […]

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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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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

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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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Mar
29
Wed
all-day TAG2017 – Tel Aviv Games
TAG2017 – Tel Aviv Games
Mar 29 – Apr 1 all-day
TAG2017 - Tel Aviv Games @ Tel Aviv-Yafo | Tel Aviv District | Israel
Tel Aviv LGBT Sports club is happy to invite you to the first ever LGBT Multi­sports event in Tel Aviv. Athletes from around the world will compete in the swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball halls and soccer field. And, of course, as night falls, enjoy the best bars, clubs, and late night celebrations. Join us for TEL AVIV GAMES – TAG2017, March 29th to april 1st 2017 March 2017 on the shores of beautiful Tel Aviv. For early registration and more information : teamtlv@gmail.com
Apr
7
Fri
all-day DÜSSSEL-CUP
DÜSSSEL-CUP
Apr 7 – Apr 9 all-day
After a first great decade with you we are now announcing the 11th DÜSSEL-CUP! We are adding TENNIS and HIP-HOP dance to our multisport event in the state capital Düsseldorf. Also, we will continue with a dinner just before the party starts. Just have a look at our new webside, starting Dec, 1st 2016! SEE YOU AGAIN IN DÜSSELDORF  
Apr
15
Sat
all-day LGBT Women in Sport – Participat...
LGBT Women in Sport – Participat...
Apr 15 all-day
Come and help us to motivate and encourage LGBT women to get involved in sport. Speakers from the world of sport – amateur and professional – will explore the issues and barriers that discourage LGBT women from participating. We aim to find ways to support and inspire LGBT women to get involved in sport – both in organised and informal settings . Welcoming delegates will be Joanie Evans and Sophia Rodriguez. Joanie is Co-President of the FGG and was instrumental in establishing the first lesbian football club based in Hackney, London. Sophia is chair of the FGG’s Diversity Committee which[...]
Apr
21
Fri
all-day RoMan Caput Mundi Volleyball Tou...
RoMan Caput Mundi Volleyball Tou...
Apr 21 – Apr 23 all-day
RoMan Caput Mundi Volleyball Tournament @ Rome | Lazio | Italy
Roma torna indoor. Per il secondo anno consecutivo Roma e la RoMan ospiteranno il Caput Mundi, torneo di pallavolo dedicato al mondo LGBT e ai loro amici. La Capitale è pronta ad accogliere gli atleti provenienti da tutta Italia e Europa, il torneo si svolgerà dal 21 al 23 Aprile. Il torneo è suddiviso in 4 competizioni: A, B+, B-, C. Rome is back indoor! The city of Rome and RoMan Volley will host the “Caput Mundi” tournament for the second year in a row. “Caput Mundi” is a volleyball tournament dedicated to the LGBT community and friends. Rome is[...]
Apr
28
Fri
all-day Prague Rainbow Spring 2017
Prague Rainbow Spring 2017
Apr 28 – May 1 all-day
Prague Rainbow Spring 2017 @ Prague | Czechia
Already for the eighteenth time we invite LGBT athletes from all over Europe to Prague. Every year we make new friends, every year we can’t wait to see you. Prague Rainbow Spring is an international sports tournament for LGBT athletes, their friends, colleagues and supporters. Also this time we expect more than 500 participants from many countries to compete in different sports
Apr
29
Sat
all-day Badminton Fun Tournament Basel
Badminton Fun Tournament Basel
Apr 29 all-day
Badminton Fun Tournament Basel @ Basel | Basel-Stadt | Switzerland
The Badminton Group of Lesbian & Gay Sport Regio Basel invites you to the annual tournament and is very happy to welcome you on 29th of April 2017. The tournament is played in Swiss ladder system which guarantees a maximum of challenging matches for everyone. We will hand out many prizes and a lottery for a badmintongoodie from Flypower will be held. Like every year, you are invited to join our dinner for a convival conclusion of the day. Register at www.queerbadminton.ch See you soon, we are looking forward to you! —– Die Badmintongruppe von Lesbian & Gay Sport Regio Basel lädt ein zum Plauschturnier![...]
May
5
Fri
all-day Coady Roundball Classic LGBT Nat...
Coady Roundball Classic LGBT Nat...
May 5 – May 7 all-day
Coady Roundball Classic LGBT National Championships #27 @ Philadelphia | Pennsylvania | United States
Philadelphia will host the 27th Coady Roundball Classic LGBT Basketball Championships. Teams from across the US, and the world are welcome to come and compete in this 7 Division event. Come out and play against some of the best LGBT basketball competition in the world.
May
19
Fri
all-day Malmö Gay Volleyball Tournament
Malmö Gay Volleyball Tournament
May 19 – May 20 all-day
Malmö Gay Volleyball Tournament @ Malmö | Skåne County | Sweden
For the 5th year in a row Malmö Gay Volleyball tournament will take place in May. MGVT is the international yet intimate tournament with only one level and eight teams. This year we have new venues for the games and the dinner, and a lower registration fee, but the rest of the arrangement is pretty much the same as previous years. Now, be quick to register, we only have room for eight teams! For information see the Facebook event or the club homepage, www.devilants.se. See you in Malmö!
May
26
Fri
all-day World OutGames Miami
World OutGames Miami
May 26 – Jun 4 all-day
World OutGames Miami @ Miami | Florida | United States
Join 15,000 participants and thousands of spectators in Miami for the World OutGames – May 26 to June 4, 2017!

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