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

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Baku, from the ancient land of Azerbaijan rises the first European Games

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 13:05|0 Comments

There is no doubt that the experience of competing in a large sporting event can benefit any athlete, especially if that athlete is competing in the Olympics next year in […]

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Landmark Protections in European Parliament

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 12:43|0 Comments

In a landmark vote, the European Parliament has demanded to include SOGI rights in a future EU gender equality strategy.

The current strategy for equality between women and men runs out […]

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European Week of Sport, Sept 7th-13th 2015

Sunday, June 28th, 2015 @ 12:30|0 Comments

The European Week of Sport aims to promote sport and physical activity across Europe. The Week is for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. With a focus on […]

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STOCKHOLM LAUNCHES GLOBAL #FLAMINGSTAR TWITTER CAMPAIGN

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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EUROGAMES STOCKHOLM 2015 PRESENTS THE POLITICAL PROGRAMME

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 […]

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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

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all-day 2015 Balon Mundial FINALS and BM...
2015 Balon Mundial FINALS and BM...
Jul 1 – Jul 5 all-day
Our organization, A.S.D. Balon Mundial in Turin (Italy), has recently kicked-off a local campaign to challenge prejudice and the exclusion of LGBT people within Immigrant communities in the region of Piedmont. On 17 May 2015, we held a street football tournament to foster new opportunities for LGBT people to participate in football. The event was partially funded with a small grant we received from F.a.r.e. Network for Idahot 2015. In addition, our main summer event, the Balon Mundial Tournament, is currently underway and the participation of teams and spectators is as strong as ever with 36 football teams playing soccer 11 (men)[...]
Jul
10
Fri
all-day 17th lesbian&gay badminton tourn...
17th lesbian&gay badminton tourn...
Jul 10 – Jul 12 all-day
17th lesbian&gay badminton tournament Zurich @ Zurich | Zurich | Switzerland
This year’s GSZ lesbian&gay badminton tournament will take place from July 10th to 12th, and our sports club, Gay Sport Zurich, is celebrating this year it’s 25th anniversary! We are offering Singles / Doubles / Mixed Levels C, B-, B+ and A The registration for the tournament is open on our website http://www.badminton-zurich.ch. Please don’t miss the early booking discount! More detailed information on our website.
Jul
11
Sat
all-day Plahaies International Soccer Fe...
Plahaies International Soccer Fe...
Jul 11 all-day
Plahaies International Soccer Festival @ Barcelona | Catalonia | Spain
This year is the 15th anniversary of the Plahaies and we would like to celebrate it with you. We are organising the Plahaies International Football Festival, a tournament where we guarantee you sport and a fun atmosphere. When? Saturday 11th of July 2015 (9am to 7pm). Where? CEM la Marbella Complex Esportiu Municipal Mar Bella Avinguda del Litoral, 86, 08005 Barcelona
Jul
16
Thu
all-day Italian Gaymes
Italian Gaymes
Jul 16 – Jul 19 all-day
Italian Gaymes @ Rome | Lazio | Italy
Per la seconda volta insieme le associazioni sportive lgbt italiane di tennis, volley, rugby, nuoto, calcetto, corsa, etc. organizzano i primi giochi lgbt italiani. Un weekend di sport all’insegna del rispetto, dell’amicizia e dell’uguaglianza. Un messaggio di apertura e serenità verso la città di Roma e verso l’Italia intera e contro ogni tipo di omofobia. Negli ultimi anni in Italia sono nate moltissime associazioni lgbt (lesbiche, gay, bisex e trans/transgender) aventi come motivo aggregativo lo sport. Queste associazioni partecipano attivamente ai circuiti sportivi internazionali, infatti in tutte le principali città dei paesi occidentali vengono organizzati periodicamente tornei internazionali relativi ad[...]
all-day PITCH BEACH
PITCH BEACH
Jul 16 – Jul 18 all-day
PITCH BEACH @ Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal
2015’S PITCH BEACH . RUGBY&VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT
Jul
31
Fri
all-day Amsterdam Gay Pride Squash Tourn...
Amsterdam Gay Pride Squash Tourn...
Jul 31 all-day
Amsterdam Gay Pride Squash Tournament @ Amsterdam | North Holland | Netherlands
Registration for the Amsterdam Gay Pride Squash Tournament has begun at www.rainbowsquash.com Our annual Gay Pride Squash Tournament which will be held on Friday the 31st of July 2015. We are sure this will again be an exciting and competitive tournament. All levels are welcome. After the tournament there will be a BBQ on the rooftop of the Frans Otten Stadium and thereafter a two hour boat trip through Amsterdam. Boarding for the boat trip will be at the Olympic Stadium (near the Frans Otten Stadium) and disembarkation will be in two places in the Amsterdam center (Town hall and[...]
all-day Gay Pride Tennis Toss
Gay Pride Tennis Toss
Jul 31 all-day
Open Toss from 4 – 9pm at TC Amstelpark. Register by email: pride@smashing-pink.nl
all-day Pride Run
Pride Run
Jul 31 all-day
On the evening of the Amsterdam Gaypride (canal parade), DGLA traditionally organises the Pride Run. 5K, 10K or 21K.
Aug
4
Tue
all-day Boardmeeting EGLSF
Boardmeeting EGLSF
Aug 4 – Aug 9 all-day
Boardmeeting EGLSF @ Stockholm | Stockholm County | Sweden
Quarterly boardmeeting of the EGLSF board, this time in combination with the EuroGames 2015. If you want to meet us, send us an email

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