European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation


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



support the founding of new sport groups inclusive of all athletes



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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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FIFA Conference for Equality and Inclusion: Moving from words to action

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 @ 21:21|0 Comments

ZURICH, March 7, 2017 – How does one transform indisputably beautiful words like “equality” and “diversity” into concrete actions that make a difference? This years’ FIFA Conference for Equality and […]

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Meet the Treasurer!

Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 @ 10:51|0 Comments

1. When were you first introduced to tennis?

It was when I was 8 years old. I come from a tennis family, my father still plays tennis and my brother has […]

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Pan Idraet sign the 2018 EGLSF AGA contract

Saturday, April 1st, 2017 @ 21:03|0 Comments

Copenhagen April 1st 2017

The EGLSF co-president, Paul Brummitt, and Pan Idraet Chairman, Christian Bigom, signed the EGLSF AGA 2018 contract earlier on today during the Pan Idraet annual general assembly […]

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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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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
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 See you soon, we are looking forward to you! —– Die Badmintongruppe von Lesbian & Gay Sport Regio Basel lädt ein zum Plauschturnier![...]
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.
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, See you in Malmö!
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!
all-day Pinkster Tennis Tournament
Pinkster Tennis Tournament
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day
Pinkster Tennis Tournament @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
On 2-5th June 2017 hundreds of tennis players will gather in Amsterdam for the Pinkster Tournament – a long weekend of tennis matches, partying, great food, social events and an opportunity to make lots of new tennis friends. You see, Pinkster is one of the largest international GLTA tennis tournaments for gays, lesbians, bi’s, and transgenders. In fact, for everybody! And it’s the longest running. Here are 5 great reasons why you should join us in June: *Friendly, yet competitive tennis matches tailored to your level – Hundreds of tennis players will be attending which means we’ll have tennis matches[...]
all-day TIP – Paris International Tourna...
TIP – Paris International Tourna...
Jun 2 – Jun 4 all-day
TIP - Paris International Tournament
The next International Tournament of Paris will begin the 2nd of June! The 2017 edition is sponsored by Valérie Fourneyron, former Minister for Sports and young citizens. The TIP consists of several tournaments, demonstrations and events organized in Paris by a team of volunteers of the Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (FSGL) and its member associations. Every year the TIP gathers more than 2,300 athletes from all around the world participating at approximately 25 disciplines with tolerance and conviviality. For competition and everyday life, this tournament participates in the fight against discrimination of all kind (sexual orientation, gender identity, age,[...]
all-day Festibad
Jun 3 – Jun 4 all-day
Festibad @ Strasbourg | Grand Est | France
FESTIBAD : Inscription ouverte / registration open :
all-day Camppink 2017 – International Ga...
Camppink 2017 – International Ga...
Jun 9 – Jun 11 all-day
This year’s Camppink will be from 9 to the 11th of June, in The Hague combined with the Rainbow Festival. The tournament will be at Strandslag 2a, Den Haag, Netherlands. Competition is possible at all levels 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4. Registration welcome is on Friday evening. Lunch, BBQ and the RAINBOW FESTIVAL party on Saturday are included. The RAINBOW FESTIVAL is in the city centre, with music drinks and live performances. The weekend will be finished with a optional relaxed brunch on Sunday.

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