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  • spotlight-qf

Queering Football European Networking Conference 17 – 18 November 2017

This 2-day conference in Ljubljana, organized by SPOLINT in association with VIDC, united players from international and national sporting organisations (including FIFA and UEFA), representatives from grassroots organisations, NGOs, clubs, professional athletes, activists in LGBT rights, academics and sports professionals – all with the goal of discussing homophobia in football, in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The two days were organized with a mix of workshops, plenary sessions and panel presentations, and united over 70 participants from 17 countries.

The panel discussions “Tackling Homophobia in European Football: Progress made and Challenges ahead” and “FIFA World Cup 2018 in […]

Monday, December 11th, 2017 @ 12:15|Categories: 2017, Announcements, Football, Members, News, Projects, Sport|0 Comments
  • ggo-21-11-2017

Gay German Open Celebrates 11th Tournament

For the 11th time, the Gay German Open, a non-profit tennis tournament sanctioned by the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) will be held in Kaarst, 5th-7th January 2018.
Tournament director André Gielliet of RainBow Tennis Dusseldorf will welcome more than 110 participants from all around the world for the 3rd time at the TESPO Indoor Venue in Kaarst, 20 km west of Dusseldorf with 12 Carpet Courts.
For the first time in GLTA history, singles & doubles consolation matches will be a Fast4 Tennis Event – a format which was successfully invented in Australia.
Andre has sparked a lot of discussion about […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 @ 20:58|Categories: 2017, Members, News, Sport|0 Comments
  • qf-20-11-2017

THE CONFERENCE “QUEERING FOOTBALL: ADDRESSING HOMOPHOBIA AT MEGA SPORT EVENTS” SUCCESSFULLY KICKS OFF

The conference “QUEERING FOOTBALL: Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events” successfully kicks off

Over 70 participants from 17 countries gathered at the Sport Faculty of the University of Ljubljana to discuss the topics of homophobia, prejudices and violence against LGBTIQs in the context of football and the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

 

At the Faculty of Sport of the University of Ljubljana, the European Networking Conference QUEERING FOOTBALL – Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events kicked off. 17 countries and 3 continents are represented by over 70 participants – including activists, students, journalists, volunteers, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of NGO’s, sporting […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017 @ 21:28|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Press Release, Projects|0 Comments
  • nl-lg-13-11-2017

EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

The women board members of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) – Annette Wachter, Diana van den Born, Sarah Townsend – hosted a workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” session at the European Lesbian Conference (EL*C) held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017.

As the only sport representatives present, we had a good amount of time to present the current state of play with the EGLSF, the EuroGames, club membership, and open a discussion with the attendees on lesbian participation in sport at a grassroots level.

The EGLSF presented the work we do for our […]

Monday, November 13th, 2017 @ 15:08|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Projects, Sport|Comments Off on EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?
  • voice-06-11-2017

Powerful VOICE European Workshop

Within the scope of the EU-funded VOICE project, a European Workshop was organised in Cologne, Germany, between September 25 and 29, 2017, bringing forward voices for truth and dignity from victims and survivors of sexual harassment, violence and abuse.

The EGLSF also plays and active role in the project.

The project Voices for truth and dignity – Combatting sexual violence in European sport through the voices of those affected (VOICE), aims at acknowledgement of sexual violence within sport and putting those affected by sexual harassment and abuse in sport at the centre of the project. Their accounts and experiences help sport organisations […]

Monday, November 6th, 2017 @ 11:37|Categories: 2017, News, Projects|0 Comments