About us

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

  • fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual orientation
  • stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of lesbians and gays
  • enable and support the coming out of gay and lesbian sports men and women
  • exchange information and enable co-ordination between European sport groups and tournaments
  • support the founding of new gay / lesbian / bisexual / straight / transgendered and mixed sport groups

Current project

EuroGames Stockholm 2015

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

European Court of Human Rights: “Gender Identity” Protected Against Discrimination

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 @ 8:53|0 Comments

Deeply-embedded homophobic and transphobic attitudes, often combined with a lack of adequate legal protection against discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, expose many lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

Football v Homophobia

Saturday, May 30th, 2015 @ 8:11|0 Comments

Anything which stops people participating and enjoying the game of football has to be tackled and eradicated. One of the areas to be constantly fought is discrimination in whatever form […]

Ireland becomes first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote!

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 @ 0:26|0 Comments

Ireland has spoken, and it’s a resounding “YES” for equality. The people of Ireland have travelled from the 4 corners of the world to take part in the referendum, which […]

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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 […]

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World first LGBTQ Ultra Marathon at EuroGames 2015

Saturday, March 21st, 2015 @ 21:53|0 Comments

EuroGames Stockholm 2015 and the organizers Stockholm Marathon Group will together arrange a 50 kilometers (31 miles)race on August 8th 2015. This will be the first LGBTQ Ultra Marathon ever […]

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Thomas Hitzlsperger, Nilla Fischer and Victoria Sandell Svensson are official ambassadors for EuroGames Stockholm in 2015

Saturday, February 7th, 2015 @ 14:38|0 Comments

THE FOOTBALL STARS THOMAS HITZLSPERGER, NILLA FISCHER AND VICTORIA SANDELL SVENSSON ARE OFFICIAL AMBASSADORS FOR EUROGAMES STOCKHOLM 2015
The German Football Star Thomas Hitzlsperger, the Swedish National Football Team player Nilla […]

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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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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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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 […]

Next Events

May
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all-day NICE Games
NICE Games
May 29 – May 31 all-day
Réservez dès à présent votre dernier week end de Mai 2015 !! Du 29 au 31 mai 2015, nous vous attendons nombreux aux NICE GAMES, 1er tournoi de badminton international gay et lesbien de Nice. Les inscriptions seront ouvertes courant décembre 2014. Plus d’informations bientôt sur notre site www.gais-nice.org. Save the date !! From 29 to 31 may 2015, we are happy and proud to welcome you to the NICE GAMES, 1st international gay and lesbian badminton tournament in Nice, French Riviera. Registration will be opened in December 2014. More information coming soon on our website www.gais-nice.org.
Jun
5
Fri
all-day Volup Summer Cup 2015
Volup Summer Cup 2015
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day
Volup Summer Cup 2015 @ Warsaw | Masovian Voivodeship | Poland
Volup Summer Cup 2015 is the 7th edition of the international LGBT volleyball tournament organized by Volup. We would like to invite you to Warsaw for a weekend of volleyball & fun on 5-7 June. Yes, summer starts early this year! The tournament will be divided into 3 levels: A, B and C. Registration is open here: http://volup.pl/index.php/en/vsc15/vsc15-registration Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/494862947319918/
all-day Boardmeeting EGLSF
Boardmeeting EGLSF
Jun 5 – Jun 7 all-day
Boardmeeting EGLSF @ Helsinki | Uusimaa | Finland
Quarterly boardmeeting of the EGLSF board, hosted by HOT ry
Jun
6
Sat
all-day Northern Rebound squash tournament
Northern Rebound squash tournament
Jun 6 all-day
A squash tournament for all abilities for the LGBT community
Jun
11
Thu
all-day IGLFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
IGLFA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP
Jun 11 – Jun 14 all-day
Crowning the champions in the European gay/lesbian football in Hamburg, Germany! Hosted by Startschuss SLSV from 11th to 14th June 2015 with the support of german top divison club Hamburger SV.
Jun
12
Fri
all-day FARE Conference & General Meeting
FARE Conference & General Meeting
Jun 12 – Jun 13 all-day
FARE Conference & General Meeting @ Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain
Fare 2015 conference and General Meeting, to take place in Barcelona, on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th June 2015.
Jun
19
Fri
all-day London International Volleyball ...
London International Volleyball ...
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day
London International Volleyball Extravaganza @ London | United Kingdom
London Spikers Knights Volleyball Club (LSKVC) invites you to the exciting Volleyball Tournament, LIVE – London International Volleyball Extravaganza. This Tournament takes place in London every year with players joining from all over the world. Please come and join us, whether you want to play volleyball or simply watch a match. … We wish you have much fun and a good time during the tournament in London :)
all-day TIGRE 2015 – INTERNATIONAL LBGT ...
TIGRE 2015 – INTERNATIONAL LBGT ...
Jun 19 – Jun 21 all-day
TIGRE 2015 - INTERNATIONAL LBGT SPORT TOURNAMENT IN RENNES
From the 19th to the 21th of June 2015, Gay and Lesbian Sports in Rennes (GLS Rennes) organizes a convivial and sportive weekend in the Brittany’s capital (France) : the TIGRE (Tournoi International Gay et lesbien de Rennes). The program for this 7th edition : badminton, volley-ball and, the whole new activity, urban trek. Whatever your level is, come and participate!
Jun
20
Sat
all-day Beach Volley Pride 2015
Beach Volley Pride 2015
Jun 20 all-day
Beach Volley Pride 2015 @ Marseille | Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur | France
Saturday 20th June 2015, Marseille Frontrunners are holding the second edition of their Beach Volley tournament (4×4) !!Rendez-vous at the Summer Stadium on Prado Beach. Matches start at 9:00am. Bring your shorts and shirts… we will be in charge of the sun ! Fun guaranteed !Welcoming evening the Friday 19th June from 7:00pm and closing night in a club on Saturday.Come and enjoy with your friends !!!Registration from Friday 10th April 2015 on our website : “First arrived first served!”http://frontrunnersmarseille.org/rsystem/event/DhdqtCAA/lg/en

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