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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
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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
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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
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FiFPro European Congress Malta 16th-17th May 2017

The FIFPro World Players Union gathered in Malta to attend FIFPro European Congress. In total there were 37 players unions in attendance, which proved to be a very productive 2 days.

During the congress, which was held between the 16th and 17th of May, FIFPro European Division President Bobby Barnes took the scene to address his thoughts. Barnes singled out the courage both FIFPro and the MFPA showed in the fight for the players’ rights.

Also addressing the gathering was MFPA General Secretary Carlo Mamo. The incidents and circumstances that happened during his playing career directed Mamo to form the MFPA. Along […]

Friday, June 9th, 2017 @ 17:48|Categories: 2017, Football, Members, News, Projects|Comments Off on FiFPro European Congress Malta 16th-17th May 2017
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Erasmus + “Heroes of Football” Danish Parliament Hearing

Copenhagen, May 3rd, 2017

EGLSF project partners from the Erasmus+ “Heroes of Football” project, will give a presentation to the Danish Parliament during a hearing arranged by the Cultural and Gender Equality Committee. José van der Mark and Marieke Slinkert are speaking on behalf of the federation about the experiences the project has encountered over the past 17 months.

EGLSF members Pan Idraet will also speak during the  hearing.

Heroes of Football

A European mission to ensure that everyone who loves football or takes part in the game, enjoys it for 100% and can be who they are for 100%.

This way everyone can give it the full 100% […]

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 @ 10:43|Categories: 2017, External, Football, Members, News|Comments Off on Erasmus + “Heroes of Football” Danish Parliament Hearing