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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

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?

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

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