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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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EPAS Paris Update

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 @ 19:06|0 Comments

Meeting of  the Consultative Bureau of EPAS

On the 29th of March there was a meeting oft he Consultative Bureau (Board) of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS) […]

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Edgar Goes East!

Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 10:30|Comments Off on Edgar Goes East!

Hungary, April 12-16, 2017

Edgar, our treasurer, recently visited Budapest to meet with our Eastern European members to discuss with them how the EGLSF can give them support.

During the visit he […]

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QSport Romania, Basketball in Bucharest!

Monday, May 1st, 2017 @ 9:58|Comments Off on QSport Romania, Basketball in Bucharest!

Sunday, April 23rd, Q Sports Romania hosted a Basketball 3on3 Meet-up in Bucharest, Romania. The games were held at Sport Arena Bucharest a well-know facility for big 3on3 basketball tournaments […]

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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 […]


Erasmus + “Heroes of Football” Danish Parliament Hearing

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 @ 10:43|0 Comments

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 […]


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 […]

Next Events

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.
all-day Rainbow Badminton Tournament Delft
Rainbow Badminton Tournament Delft
Jun 10 all-day
Rainbow Badminton Tournament Delft @ Delft | South Holland | Netherlands
Rainbow Badminton Tournament Delft Singles & (Mixed) Doubles more information will follow soon at our website!
all-day TIGRE – RENNES (Britanny) TOURNA...
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day
TIGRE - RENNES (Britanny) TOURNAMENT @ Rennes | Brittany | France
The 9th edition of the TIGRE Tournament will take place between the 16th and the 17th of June 2017. It is a moment of sports and fun held in Rennes, the Breton capital, organized by our sports association, Gay and Lesbian Sports in Rennes (GLS Rennes). This year’s program includes badminton, volley-ball and, urban trek and table tennis. No matter what your sporting level is, you’re more than welcome! Our staff will greet you warmly during our welcome reception which will take place on Friday, 15th starting at 7 pm. Sports activities will be held the following day. On Saturday[...]
all-day IX Juegos del Orgullo – Pride Games
IX Juegos del Orgullo – Pride Games
Jun 22 – Jun 24 all-day
IX Juegos del Orgullo - Pride Games @ Madrid | Community of Madrid | Spain
LGBTI+ sports club GMadrid Sports, organizers of the Pride Games, will once again include a wide range of tournaments in the various sports which are currently offered by the Club. Halegatos will collaborate by celebrating the First Open Master Diving Tournament in Madrid. Participants will be able to take part in a variety of sports including Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Football-7 and Football-11, Paddle Tennis, Swimming and Diving. Sunday morning will be dedicated to Urban Hiking, offering two guided tours within the most picturesque neighbourhoods of Madrid. Runners interested in taking part at the Pride Race (Carrera del Orgullo) will[...]
all-day Open Dutch Gay Club Championship...
Open Dutch Gay Club Championship...
Jun 24 all-day
The Open Dutch Gay Clubs Swimming Championships (NVGZ) is the most important gay swim meet of the low lands. The competition is organized every other year and is always highly popular – to enjoy a pleasant and sporty afternoon, to compete against the other gay clubs, and to meet your swim friends again. The 2017 edition will be held in The Hague (The Netherlands) and is organised by team Plons. Swimming Pool Hofbad (50 m) will be the perfect decor for this international swimming competition. Afterwards there is a smashing beachparty on The Hague Scheveningen beach.

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