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We’re Queer and we should be here: the perils and pleasures of being a gay football fan

On the cusp of a football season where players’ sexuality will once again be in the spotlight, the memoir of a black, gay football fan has gone to the top of the bestsellers list of gay biographies sold by Amazon.

The book is the debut novel of campaigner Darryl Telles and charts his nearly 30 year journey from one of the first members of the Gay Football Supporters Network to today, where he has been an out season ticket holder at Spurs. Now officially recognised […]

Friday, September 8th, 2017 @ 11:15|Categories: 2017, Euro Pride House 2016, Football, Members|0 Comments

A Smashing Time in Amsterdam!

Last June was a month full of celebrations for our member club Smashing Pink.
For the 25th time the annual international Pinkster Tournament was organised by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. With about 400 participants the Pinkster Tournament is still Europe’s largest LGBTIQ-tennis event. After it’s 4th edition in 1996, the first European gay & lesbian tennis club Smashing Pink was founded. A few months later the club became a member of the Dutch Tennis Association KNLTB and started to compete in the Dutch tennis competition.
For years Smashing Pink has contributed to the respect towards, visibility and acceptance of LGBTIQ-people in […]

Thursday, September 7th, 2017 @ 15:30|Categories: 2017, Members, Sport|0 Comments

EGLSF launch first ever Euro Pride House for the UEFA Women’s Euro, Utrecht 2017

Sunday 16th July, saw the historic moment when the EGLSF organised the first ever Euro Pride House for a women’s European football championships. This project initiative is under the “Erasmus+ project, “Queering Football”. The event took place at the Bodytalk bar in Utrecht, the radiant and vibrant heart of the Netherlands. The evening was officially opened by Karin Blankenstein, founder of the John Blankenstein Foundation. Karin said “The time is now to celebrate women in sport, and especially women in football.” The evening also marked the launch of the “Human Rights and Mega Sports Events handbook, which addresses the human […]

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 @ 14:58|Categories: 2017, Football, Members, News, Sport|0 Comments

EGLSF Attend ENGSO EU Seminar

In 2015, the EGLSF signed a Memorandum of Understanding with European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation (ENGSO), the objective of which is to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations, and work together in activities and projects promoting grassroots sport in Europe, with a special focus on tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The EGLSF, invited by ENGSO to attend its General Assembly in Paris at the Comité National Olympique Sportif Français headquarters, took the opportunity to learn more about the latest developments of the EU Sports Policy, and ENGSO EU Work Priorities as well as participate in the EU Seminar […]

Monday, June 12th, 2017 @ 16:42|Categories: 2017, Members, News|Comments Off on EGLSF Attend ENGSO EU Seminar

EGLSF Member, Danny Watts, to speak at #CALLITOUT


Join us from 10am till 3pm on 24th June at the National Football Museum Manchester for a programme of speakers and workshops marking the rise of the LGBTQ fan movement.

Out gay racing driver Danny Watts and Justin Fashanu’s niece Amal feature in a line-up including LGBTQ supporters, police, academics and club staff, designed to generate fan-centred solutions for combating Hate Speech and promoting LGBTQ inclusion in the nation’s football stadia.

Delegates can expect a broad, action-focussed agenda with refreshments and buffet lunch and a complement of networking events beginning on Friday 23rd and extending into Sunday 25th

Registration is free with the […]

Friday, June 9th, 2017 @ 17:55|Categories: 2017, Members, News|Comments Off on EGLSF Member, Danny Watts, to speak at #CALLITOUT