European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation


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


exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments



liaison with and support athletes who are thinking about coming out



support the founding of new sport groups inclusive of all athletes



fight against discrimination in sport based on gender identity & sexual orientation


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QFF 18th International Conference

Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 16:49|0 Comments

January 2016, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

The EGLSF was represented at the 18th International QFF Conference in Gelsenkirchen. The conference was hosted by Andersum at Schalke 04 which was attended by more than […]

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Ready, Set, DÜSSEL-CUP!

Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 16:41|0 Comments

It’s finally here: the DÜSSEL-CUP has its first major anniversary: for the 10th time the gay and lesbian multisport event will be held in the state capital. From March, 18th-20th […]

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Football V Homophobia Month

Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 16:33|0 Comments

February is the international campaign month of ‘Football v Homophobia’ (FvH) and the EGLSF is supporting the initiative. FvH is a campaign uniting fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and […]

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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 Upstream Valentine Tournament
Upstream Valentine Tournament
Feb 12 – Feb 14 all-day
Upstream Valentine Tournament @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
On Saturday, February 13, 2016 Upstream once again organizes their Valentine Tournament 2014. The hottest tournament in the cold, cold February month. Website:… See More
all-day GLAM CUP Krakow 2016
GLAM CUP Krakow 2016
Mar 3 – Mar 6 all-day
GLAM CUP Krakow 2016 @ Kraków | Lesser Poland Voivodeship | Poland
GLAM CUP Krakow (Gay and Lesbian Amateur Cup) is an international volleyball tournament for LGBTQ community organized by Krakowski Klub Sportowy “Krakersy”. In 2016 we are introducing Women’s Basketball games to make it even more interesting.
all-day GrubenGoldCup 2016
GrubenGoldCup 2016
Mar 4 – Mar 6 all-day
Friday – mens singles (City: Castrop-Rauxel) Saturday – mens and womens doubles, mixed (City: Castrop-Rauxel) Saturday Evening Party (City: Bochum) Sunday Farewell Brunch (City: Bochum)
all-day JOCS TARONJA 2016
Mar 4 – Mar 6 all-day
JOCS TARONJA 2016 @ Valencia | Valencian Community | Spain
Samarucs Jocs Taronja 2016 EDITION from March, 4th to 6th. JOCS TARONJA Valencia city is also ADI GAMES. This international sports tournament is organized by the Sports Club ‘Samarucs’, Valencia City. JOCS TARONJA is a tournament enhancing LGBT+ visibility and demand, to combat the homophobia that happens in sports. We’re in favor of the normalization of the diversity of choice, gender identity and against discrimination. This tournament is characterized by sportsmanship, pluralism and respect among people regardless of their orientation, gender identity and sexual orientation. Different, fun, with significant contributions that make a difference in the staging, with all the[...]
09:30 The Diverse Identities in Sport ...
The Diverse Identities in Sport ...
Mar 4 @ 09:30 – 15:30
The Diverse Identities in Sport conference @ Scottish Youth Theatre | Glasgow | United Kingdom
The Diverse Identities in Sport conference will take place on Friday 4th March, from 930am – 430pm at the Scottish Youth Theatre in Glasgow.  The conference will focus on issues of inclusion of transgender, intersex, non-binary, genderqueer, asexual and other diverse identities related to gender and sexualities in their intersections with other identities within a sport context, and look at practice and strategies for inclusion. We will look at a range of pathways but will focus primarily on access level, grassroots and recreational sport. The full programme for the day will be available to download here from mid-January 2016.
all-day EGLSF Annual General Assembly 2016
EGLSF Annual General Assembly 2016
Mar 5 – Mar 6 all-day
In 2016 EGLSF Annual General Assembly (AGA) will take place in Glasgow, United Kingdom, hosted by LEAP Sport.
all-day Swim Clinic in Lloret de Mar – C...
Swim Clinic in Lloret de Mar – C...
Mar 11 – Mar 13 all-day
Swim Clinic in Lloret de Mar - Costa Brava - Catalonia @ Lloret de Mar | Catalunya | Spain
Sign up for a weekend of training with Masters swimmers from LGBT clubs in the olympic pool, Lloret de Mar. You will have the chance to improve technique, speed, strokes, long distance, starts and turns. Train with people like you – Masters swimmers, grouped by level, and share this experience with swimmers from all around Europe. You can bring your partner, family or friends. While you train, they enjoy a weekend in a 4-star hotel at incredible prices, with a heated pool on the Costa Brava.
all-day 10. DÜSSEL-CUP
Mar 18 – Mar 20 all-day
GET READY FOR THE 10th EDITION OF THE MULTISPORTEVENT AT THE RHINE CAPITAL DÜSSELDORF! Its our first big anniversary – so don`t miss it!!! It will be bigger than ever with lots of new special features. Badminton, Swimming, Beachvolleyball, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Running, Table Tennis… Check out our webside to get the latest information about it. WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU WHEN IT´S SPRINGTIME ON RHINE
all-day 11e GBA International Gay & Lesb...
11e GBA International Gay & Lesb...
Mar 25 – Mar 28 all-day
We are happy to announce the 11th International Gay & Lesbian Easter Badminton Tournament Amsterdam, which will take place from 25th till 28th March 2016. From today players can register for the tournament at, where they can also find all information about the event. Registration closes 14th March 2016 or earlier if the maximum of 250 participants has been reached. The tournament is open for players of all levels, including beginners with little or no tournament experience. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, special, Olympic-size medals with a 76-mm diameter have been struck. The tournament fee is[...]

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