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EGLSF EuroGames – a strong future ahead

EGLSF is pleased to announce a strong future ahead for our annual European LGBTIQ multi-sport  tournament.

At the Annual General Assembly this year in Budapest, contracts were signed with Dusseldorf, Germany and with Copenhagen, Denmark for EuroGames 2020 and 2021 respectively, and the Assembly voted the bid for the 2022 EuroGames in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Once a year the EGLSF celebrates a huge European gay sport event: EuroGames - a high-quality sport event for the LGBTIQ sports community. This event promotes the following goals:

fight against discrimination in sport on grounds of sexual preference or orientation
stimulate integration in sport and emancipation of LGBTIQ [...]

Monday, March 18th, 2019 @ 11:37|Categories: 2019, EuroGames, External, Multisports|0 Comments

Queering Football European Networking Conference 17 – 18 November 2017

This 2-day conference in Ljubljana, organized by SPOLINT in association with VIDC, united players from international and national sporting organisations (including FIFA and UEFA), representatives from grassroots organisations, NGOs, clubs, professional athletes, activists in LGBT rights, academics and sports professionals – all with the goal of discussing homophobia in football, in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The two days were organized with a mix of workshops, plenary sessions and panel presentations, and united over 70 participants from 17 countries.

The panel discussions “Tackling Homophobia in European Football: Progress made and Challenges ahead” and “FIFA World Cup 2018 in [...]

Monday, December 11th, 2017 @ 12:15|Categories: 2017, Announcements, Football, Members, News, Projects, Sport|0 Comments

Gay German Open Celebrates 11th Tournament

For the 11th time, the Gay German Open, a non-profit tennis tournament sanctioned by the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) will be held in Kaarst, 5th-7th January 2018.
Tournament director André Gielliet of RainBow Tennis Dusseldorf will welcome more than 110 participants from all around the world for the 3rd time at the TESPO Indoor Venue in Kaarst, 20 km west of Dusseldorf with 12 Carpet Courts.
For the first time in GLTA history, singles & doubles consolation matches will be a Fast4 Tennis Event – a format which was successfully invented in Australia.
Andre has sparked a lot of discussion about [...]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 @ 20:58|Categories: 2017, Members, News, Sport|0 Comments

EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

The women board members of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) – Annette Wachter, Diana van den Born, Sarah Townsend - hosted a workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?" session at the European Lesbian Conference (EL*C) held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017.

As the only sport representatives present, we had a good amount of time to present the current state of play with the EGLSF, the EuroGames, club membership, and open a discussion with the attendees on lesbian participation in sport at a grassroots level.

The EGLSF presented the work we do for our [...]

Monday, November 13th, 2017 @ 15:08|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Projects, Sport|Comments Off on EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

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