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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

European Networking Conference: Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events

European Networking Conference:
Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events.
Ljubljana 17.-18. November

We invite football clubs, supporter groups, NGOs, athletes, football activists, national and international sport associations, academics, students and everybody who is interested to this 2day conference in Ljubljana to discuss homophobia in football. The conference is part of the Erasmus+ funded project Queering Football.

The EGLSF will present a workshop on “Grassroots activism: Good practices, Initiatives, and Lessons to be Learned.” John Ryan and Sarah Townsend will present the workshop, along with past EGLSF co-president Lou Englefield.

No conference fees, register until 30 October!

Further Infos, programme and registration form on www.queeringfootball.org

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 @ 14:57|Categories: 2017, Announcements, Members, News, Projects|0 Comments

Highest ever fine imposed on swimming-pool discriminating against LGBTQ sports association in Hungary

Budapest, August 29, 2017 – The Equal Treatment Authority found that a local-government run swimming pool discriminated against an LGBTQ sports association when it declined to rent out two of its swimming lanes for a sport event. The Authority imposed a fine of 1 million HUF.

EGLSF Member club, Atlasz Sports Club offers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people an opportunity to practice sports in an LGBTQ-friendly environment in Hungary since 2004. One of their flagship events is the annual Atlasz Sports Day. In January 2017 they contacted MOM Sports Pool, a swimming pool operated by a subsidiary […]

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 @ 15:00|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Announcements, Members, Press Release, Sport|0 Comments

Win a signed copy of “We’re Queer and we should be here”

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