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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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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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EGLSF at the “Play the Game 2017” conference, Eindhoven.

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 @ 10:27|0 Comments

This year there was the 10th edition of the Play the Game Conference in Eindhoven. More than 450 participants discussed the biggest challenges in the world of sport.

At the centre […]

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Gay German Open Celebrates 11th Tournament

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 @ 20:58|0 Comments

For the 11th time, the Gay German Open, a non-profit tennis tournament sanctioned by the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) will be held in Kaarst, 5th-7th January 2018.
Tournament director […]

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THE CONFERENCE “QUEERING FOOTBALL: ADDRESSING HOMOPHOBIA AT MEGA SPORT EVENTS” SUCCESSFULLY KICKS OFF

Monday, November 20th, 2017 @ 21:28|0 Comments

The conference “QUEERING FOOTBALL: Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events” successfully kicks off

Over 70 participants from 17 countries gathered at the Sport Faculty of the University of Ljubljana to discuss […]

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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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Mar
16
Fri
all-day Raballder Cup 2018
Raballder Cup 2018
Mar 16 – Mar 18 all-day
Raballder Cup 2018 @ Oslo | Oslo | Norway
Welcome to the 27th annual Raballder Cup!  Raballder Cup is the largest annual gay sporting event in Scandinavia, and this year we will be hosting tournaments in volleyball and floorball. Save the date, 16th to 18th of March!  Program Friday:  – Registration and socialisation @ Il Vero Pizzeria é Bar Saturday:  – Tournament with lunch @ Ekeberghallen – Banquette, prize ceremony, burlesque show and party @ Elsker Sunday:  – Restitution We look forward to seeing you in March!  PS We have a nice hotel deal with Scandic Sjølyst, ends 23rd of February, and possibility to accommodate one team for free[...]
Mar
23
Fri
all-day DÜSSEL-CUP #12
DÜSSEL-CUP #12
Mar 23 – Mar 25 all-day
Are you ready for the 12th edition of the famous DÜSSEL-CUP? Take your volleyball, swim suit, running shoes or whatever it needs to participate at the DÜSSEL-CUP! Again expecting hundreds of sportsmen and sportswomen to come together the weekend before Easter (as every year!) to celebrate diversity in all its colours when we announce the SPRINGTIME ON RHINE.  WE are expecting YOU at these sports: Badminton Basketball Beachvolleyball Running Soccer Swimming Tabel Tennis Tennis Volleyball Not to mention but – PAAAAAAAAARTY out at ZAKK (Fichtenstrasse) on Saturday and the Brunch on Sunday are essentils of the DÜSSEL-CUP :-) Don’t miss[...]
Mar
30
Fri
all-day 12 GLBT International Easter Bad...
12 GLBT International Easter Bad...
Mar 30 – Apr 1 all-day
12 GLBT International Easter Badminton Tournament @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
Amsterdam presents you the 12 GLBT International Easter Badminton Tournament
all-day 1st Dutch Gay open Badminton Tou...
1st Dutch Gay open Badminton Tou...
Mar 30 – Mar 31 all-day
1st Dutch Gay open Badminton Tournament
We love to present you the first Gay Dutch open Badminton Tournament
Apr
27
Fri
all-day RoMan Caput Mundi – Volley
RoMan Caput Mundi – Volley
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day
RoMan Caput Mundi - Volley @ Rome | Lazio | Italy
*** registration with PROMOTION and 100% REFUNDABLE is open now ***  Rome is back indoor! The city of Rome and RoMan Volley will host the “Caput Mundi” “GAME OF ROME” edition 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 2018. 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[...]
Apr
28
Sat
all-day Badminton Fun Tournament
Badminton Fun Tournament
Apr 28 all-day
Badminton Fun Tournament @ Basel | Basel City | Switzerland
Die Badmintongruppe von Lesbian & Gay Sport Regio Basel lädt Euch herzlich ein zum alljährlichen Plauschturnier! Wir freuen uns schon jetzt, Euch dieses Jahr wieder willkommen zu heissen. Natürlich auch heterosexuelle Spieler/innen. Doppel/Mixed-Teams spielen in einer Runde Schweizer System Schoch, so kommen alle zu einer möglichst hohen Anzahl von spannenden Spielen. Gespielt wird mit gelben Kunststoff-Shuttles, diese werden von uns zur Verfügung gestellt. Es gibt viele Preise und die Verlosung einiger Badminton-Goodies von Flypower.  ——- The Badminton Group of Lesbian & Gay Sport Regio Basel is excited to invite you to our annual fun tournament! We are very happy to[...]
May
4
Fri
all-day Prague Rainbow Spring 2018
Prague Rainbow Spring 2018
May 4 – May 6 all-day
Already for the 19th time we invite LGBT sport fans 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 athlets, their friends, colleagues and supporters. Also this time we expect more than 400 participants from many countries to compete in volleyball, badminton, swimming and beachvolleyball.
May
18
Fri
all-day Pinkster Tennis Tournament Amste...
Pinkster Tennis Tournament Amste...
May 18 – May 21 all-day
Pinkster Tennis Tournament Amsterdam @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
Together with 100 volunteers we warmly welcome you at the 26th edition of the Pinkster Tournament.  We are proud to be one the largest mixed gay and lesbian tournaments with men, women and transgenders from over 20 countries. From 18 – 21 May 2018 we will play 4 days of fun tennis at all levels and with many nationalities on the gravel courts of Amstelpark. If you are looking for accommodation in Amsterdam, please book early! Look into some options. We welcome you at our 26th Pinkster Tournament, 18 – 21 May 2018!
all-day XIII° BLACK CAT Volley Tournament
XIII° BLACK CAT Volley Tournament
May 18 – May 20 all-day
XIII° BLACK CAT Volley Tournament @ Turin | Piedmont | Italy
Hey People!! Gattonero Association is proud to invite everybody to the 13th Black Cat Volley Tournament, the most popular volleyball tournament in North of Italy, dedicated to the LGBT community and friends.  Turin is waiting for you: volleyball, fun, nice guys and amazing places :) come on! The experience will include: dinners, discos, queer show and more and clearly volley-volley-VOLLEY!  Follow us for more info: https://www.facebook.com/GS.GATTONERO/?fref=ts

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