About us

The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation was founded in 1989. We aim to:

  • fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of gender identity & sexual orientation
  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of athletes regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation
  • enable and support the coming out of athletes
  • exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments
  • support the founding of new gay / lesbian / bisexual / straight / transgendered / queer and mixed sport groups
  • Please Note: It is very important to respect people’s desired self-identifications. One should never assume another person’s identity based on that person’s appearance. It is always best to ask people how they identify, including what pronouns they prefer, and to respect their wishes.

Past project

EuroGames Helsinki 2016


Latest news of the EGLSF, memberclubs, EuroGames and other LGBT sport news

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Official Response from Paris 2018 after Paris Attacks

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 @ 11:21|0 Comments

France is in national mourning.  Friday, November 13, 2015 was a dark day for our country and for the entire democratic world. The indiscriminate suicide attacks in Paris are increasing […]

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EGLSF present at A Pride House Summit

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 @ 19:42|0 Comments

Last 10 October, EGLSF had the opportunity to attend A Pride House Summit, a meeting with former and future PH hosts, organised by Pride House International (with whom EGLSF has […]

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EGLSF at the ILGA Europe annual conference in Athens

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015 @ 19:19|0 Comments

As every year, the EGLSF took part in the annual conference of the International Lesbian and Gay Association in Europe, ILGA, that took place in Athens (for the first time in […]

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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 Sinterklaas Tournament
Sinterklaas Tournament
Nov 27 – Nov 29 all-day
Sinterklaas Tournament @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
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all-day SCRUM! + Q&A (Fringe! Queer Film...
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all-day GAME FACE (Fringe! Queer Film & ...
GAME FACE (Fringe! Queer Film & ...
Nov 28 all-day
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Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day
27th FVV XMAS TOURNAMENT @ Frankfurt | Hesse | Germany
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all-day Torneo di Natale calcio a 5 – Ch...
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all-day RoMan Caput Anni Volleyball Tour...
RoMan Caput Anni Volleyball Tour...
Jan 1 – Jan 3 all-day
RoMan Caput Anni Volleyball Tournament @ Rome | Lazio | Italy
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all-day Sin City Shootout Strength Expo ...
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all-day Volleydolls – LGBT Volleyball To...
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all-day GLAM CUP Krakow 2016
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