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  • UpFront

‘UpFront’ Challenge to Homophobia & Transphobia for Young Sports Fans

Friday 17 May 2013, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO) sees the official release of a brand new Football gaming app for mobile devices onto the market. Designed with an emphasis on fun and to challenge the skills of 11-16 year old gamers and other users, ‘UpFront’ also carries an important message – “Discrimination in sport is wrong”.

The game is released by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) as part of its ‘Pride in Sport’ project, an initiative funded within the European Commission’s Preparatory Actions in the Field of Sport.

Andrej Pisl, EGLSF Development Officer explains: “Education [...]

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  • Football for Equality

FOOTBALL FOR EVERYONE

Last month people witnessed with horror the brutal beating of Svyatoslav Sheremet, head of the Gay-Forum of Ukraine, at the first ever gay parade in Kiev. This sparked major concerns over the safety of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people in Ukraine and those attending Euro 2012 in Ukraine in June. Meanwhile, fellow Euro 2012 host country Poland sees the opening of “Euro Pride House” next week. Euro Pride House is an initiative of the European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation, a network of more than 100 LGBT sports groups throughout Europe. Co-President Lou Manders explains:

“Euro Pride House is a [...]

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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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