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  • 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

EL*C Workshop presented by the EGLSF

The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) attended the 2-day European Lesbian* Conference held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017 in order to present our workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” section.
EGLSF presented the work we do for our 22 000+ members, the work we do with the Erasmus + EU programmes such as VOICE, Heroes of Football and Queering Football, and then opened the floor to an open discussion.
The workshop discussions raised important issues and brought home the diversity of our community. As well as being sportswomen we are also older […]

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 16:07|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities? PR

As part of the Football People movement, the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (#EGLSF) is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” in the framework of the European Lesbian* Conference.

The conference takes place during the @FARE #FootballPeople action weeks on 9/27/2017 at the

Ankerbrotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna, Austria.

Come along and join us – have some fun and discuss how we can move forward in the battle against discrimination in sport – finding space for women and lesbians* in sport.

EGLSF Co-President Annette Wachter says:

The EGLSF is proud to participate in the first European […]

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 @ 13:20|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments
  • ws-ac-12-09-2017

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

The 2017 EGLSF Board

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: John Ryan

EGLSF General Secretary: general.secretary@eglsf.info

 

The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation announce the appointment of the new board.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (13 MARCH 2017) – On Sunday 07 March, the Annual General Assembly voted for the following positions for the board of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation, female co-president and treasurer.

The new board of the European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation now consists of the following six board members (three male and three female):

 

Paul Brummit, male co-president, Pan Idræt
Annette Wachter, female co-president, SC Janus
John Ryan, general secretary, Nat Utrecht
Edgar Castillo Aguilera, treasurer, Smashing Pink
Sarah Townsend, […]

Monday, March 13th, 2017 @ 15:19|Categories: 2017, Press Release|0 Comments