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Euro Pride House Launch at UEFA Fan Zone Paris

EuroPrideHouse opened in the fanzone in Paris

Raising awareness on homophobia in football

Paris, 11. June 2016. One day after the opening of UEFA EURO 2016 the fight against homophobia was highlighted in the Paris Pavillon. The city of Paris hosted the launch of the Euro Pride House 2016 which will take place from 10th June to 10th July. In this period different activities will take place across France to tackle homophobia in football, make LGBTIQs visible and support the creation of an inclusive football and fan culture where respect is celebrated.

What is a Pride House?

The FSGL and EGLSF are proud to [...]

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Manchester United FC u17 Centre of Excellence player Emily Ramsey signs as youngest ever Patron of JUST A BALL GAME?

For a number of years now Just A Ball Game? (JBG?) have been proud to build on an LGBT/ straight alliance and we are very excited to announce our youngest ever Patron and straight ally in Emily Ramsey.

At 15 years old Emily plays Goalkeeper for Manchester United u17 Centre of Excellence team and is also a current England u16 squad member after making her debut against Germany in November 2015 at St. George’s Park. Playing the game is not the only talent the young Lioness has, Emily also qualified in 2015 as a referee.

Emily had this to say about joining [...]

Friday, March 18th, 2016 @ 13:31|Categories: 2016, 2016, Press Release, Sport|0 Comments


Tackling Homophobia and Promoting Anti-Discrimination around Major Sport Events
Since January 2016, The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation has been a partner in the project QUEERING FOOTBALL.

From January 2016 till the end of 2017, this European project seeks to challenge homophobia in football and aims at establishing an inclusive football culture and anti-discrimination standards at major sport events.

About Queering Football
Homophobia – prejudices and violence against LGBTIQs* – is still one of the main and untackled problems in European football. Homophobic chants and physical attacks as well as ignorance and exclusion still happen on a daily basis.

With Queering Football [...]

Friday, March 11th, 2016 @ 11:16|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

EGLSF Announces the Election of the New Board

For Immediate Release
Contact: John Ryan
EGLSF General Secretary:

The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation announces the election of the new board.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (10 MARCH 2016) – On Sunday 06 March, the Annual General Assembly elected new board members.

The board now consists of:

• Paul Brummitt, co-president, from Pan Idræt Copenhagen (DK)
• Annette Wachter, co-president, from SC Janus, Cologne (DE)
• John Ryan, general secretary, from Nat Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)
• Edwin Westenberg, treasurer, from Ketelbinkie, Rotterdam (NL)
• Sarah Townsend, board member, from Fédération sportive gaie et lesbienne, (FR)
• Diana van den Born, board member, from Smashing Pink, Amsterdam (NL)

The board would like to thank [...]

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 @ 9:32|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

Hudson sponsor outreach programme for the AGA 2016

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Hudson announced as event sponsors

For release Friday 11th December

Hudson has been announced today as a sponsor of the outreach programme for The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation Annual General Assembly 2016.

Around 80 LGBTI sports activists from countries across Europe will come to Glasgow in March 2016 for this annual event which is being hosted in Scotland for the first time ever. Outreach is an essential part of the programme which supports activists from many countries where economic barriers might otherwise prevent them from attending. This is particularly necessary as the fight for equality can still be [...]

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