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‘Football For Equality’ receives European funding

The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation are pleased to announce that they have received funding from the European Commission’s
Directorate – General Justice Freedom and Security. The funding is part of a transnational project ‘Football For Equality’ headed by Austrian anti-racismorganization, VIDC.

Tanja Walther Ahrens, award winning EGLSF campaigner explains:
“This is the second time we have been successful in securing funding from the EC! This is great news as this project will build on past work and will help people understand that it still is so important to increase the visibility of lesbians and gay men in sport and to […]

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 @ 11:31|Categories: 2010, News, Press Release|Comments Off on ‘Football For Equality’ receives European funding

EGLSF Supports Paris Foot Gay in Defending Yoann Lemaire

Paris Foot Gay, in association with French campaign organisation, SOS Homophobie, is taking this action following a decision by the President of
FC CHOOZ, Frederic Coquet, not to reinstate football player, Yoann Lemaire, at the end of august 2010, for the new football season.

Lemaire took a sabbatical from the club in 2009 following homophobic comments made on camera by one of his team mates. He had been playing
at the club for 14 years prior to this. In June this year, the Regional League of Footbal Champagne-Ardennes hosted a meeting of all parties to ensure Lemaire’s reinstatement to the club. However, the […]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 @ 15:34|Categories: 2010, News, Press Release|Comments Off on EGLSF Supports Paris Foot Gay in Defending Yoann Lemaire

2nd EGLSF Conference Football Against Homophobia

2nd EGLSF Conference Football Against Homophobia. Berlin. May 21 to 23, 2010

Challenges for the future. Successful Berlin meeting of lesbian and gay football activists

More than 30 representatives from gay and lesbian football clubs, LGBT sports and football organizations, supporters’ groups and football alliances from countries all over Europe met in Berlin from 22nd to 23rd May at the 2nd Football against homophobia conference.

The participants presented their various work and initiatives in the struggle against homophobia and for the recognition of LGBT presence in all areas of football and set out to plan future activities on a pan-European level. EGLSF activist […]

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European Lesbian Sports Hero shortlisted for prestigious LGBT Sports Award

The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) is proud to announce that its former Co-President, Conny Kempe-Schälicke has been shortlisted for the prestigious Tom Waddell award. The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) award, whose winner will be announced during this year’s global Gay Games
event in Cologne, was named after the founding father of the global LGBT sports movement and honours those who have inspired excellence and leadership through their volunteering.

Conny Kempe-Schälicke is well known in the global LGBT sports movement. Her reputation as a mover and shaker in LGBT sport spans more than twenty
years, including ten years as a […]

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Future collaboration between FGG and GLISA

This weekend’s European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation Annual General Assembly, held in Manchester, UK was infused with a sense of history from the start. The meeting of sports clubs from throughout our continent saw delegates from Eastern (Russia, Ukraine, Bulgaria), Southern (Spain, Italy, Croatia, Slovenia), Northern (Finland, Denmark), Central (Poland, Hungary, Germany) and Western (France, Belgium, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Ireland) Europe. The weekend began with a reception in the Manchester Museum, built in 1867, and continued with an personal welcome of all delegates by the Mayor of Manchester in the City’s beautifully ornate neo gothic Town Hall. A […]

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010 @ 16:04|Categories: 2010, AGA, News, Press Release|Comments Off on Future collaboration between FGG and GLISA