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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

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

Acknowledgment to Danish LGBTQ sports association: Nominated for Ministry of Culture’s sports award

Danish LGBTQ Sports Assoc. Pan Idraet has just been nominated for the Ministry of Culture’s annual sports award for their extraordinary efforts in the world of sports.

“We are incredibly excited and proud to be nominated for this award,” Christian Bigom, chairman of Pan Idraet, tells. “Our passionate members and volunteers work their hearts out each day to strengthen this community.”

The nomination was made by the Danish Gymnastics and Sports Association in a press release sent out this morning. Motivating the nomination, they point out that Pan Idraet has increased its number of social activities, improved its communications and worked [...]

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 @ 18:37|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

Freedom Bike Ride 2016

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Contact: Alexandr Agapov

Russian LGBT Sport Federation

 

The Russian LGBT Sport Federation announces the start of the Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Vyborg, Russia, (24th July 2015) – During August 2015, five members of the Russian LGBTIQ community launched a new project called the “Freedom Bike Ride”. This inaugural bike ride left Russia, and ended in the city of Stockholm during the 15th EuroGames.

Due to the overwhelming support from the Swedish and Finnish LGBTIQ communities, ensured that this event would take place annually. This year, the bike ride will make its way from the town of Vyborg (24th June), through Russia, [...]

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 @ 1:05|Categories: 2016, Press Release, Sport|Comments Off on Freedom Bike Ride 2016