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EGLSF attend Football Pride Week

From the 05 – 09 October 2016, football fans  hosted an international conference on homophobia in football. The EGLSF was represented by John Ryan and Sarah Townsend.

The much-discussed coming out of an active professional footballer is still pending. Fans are often seen as the main problem in this process. But other football fans, ones that stand up against homophobia and engage for an open football culture, they exist too.

Against this background, Football Fans Against Homophobia (FFAH), Queer Football Fanclubs (QFF) and Football Supporters Europe (FSE), together with the Federation of Gays and Lesbians in Berlin-Brandenburg (LSVD) are for the first […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 @ 12:17|Categories: 2016, 2016, Euro Pride House 2016, News, Projects, Sport|0 Comments
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ILGA Conference 2016

From 19 – 22 October the 20th ILGA Europe Conference took place in Nicosia Cyprus. Our board member Diana van den Born travelled down to most South-Eastern part of Europe to attend the conference and the Annual General Meeting of ILGA Europe. This year’s theme was ‘Power to the People – Celebrating 20 years of the strength within ‘.
More than 400 delegates from more than 30 countries were representing their National and/or European LGBTI-organisation. They gathered to exchange their knowledge, insprire each other and celibrate ILGA-Europe’s 20th Anniversary. Workshops, consultations, self-organised meetings, networking, plenary panel sessions and a warm welcome by the […]

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 @ 11:20|Categories: 2016, 2016, News|Comments Off on ILGA Conference 2016
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Brussels Gay Sports Celebrate 25 years!

Brussels Gay Sports, or BGS, started in 1991 as a group of friends who played volleyball. Since then it has grown and it is now – 25 years later – an association of more than 750 members.

Badminton, body conditioning, capoeira, futsal, hiking, pilates, running, swimming, tango dancing, tennis, volleyball, yoga and water polo. Those are the sports BGS has on offer. But BGS also has a choir, a massage course, a group of improvisation theater, and even vegetarians that unite on a regular basis.

The success of BGS can be measured by the hundreds of people who participate in one or […]

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 @ 15:14|Categories: 2016, 2016, Announcements, Members, News|0 Comments
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Did you attend a Euro Pride House?

Have you ever attend a Pride House? Have you ever asked yourself what it is for? Before I went to France this summer, I could say ‘no’ on the first question and give, therefore, only a theoretical explanation on the second one.

I’ve been very curious about the Euro Pride House at the European Football Cup 2016. I had so many questions about its organisation, its participants, its program and its support from the authorities… With the help of the EGLSF, Queering Football, FSGL and the French Embassy in Moscow, I got a chance to get a great experience and to […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 16:17|Categories: 2016, 2016, Euro Pride House 2016, News, Projects|0 Comments
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Freedom Bike Ride 2016

A friend of mine and me, we got off on the Vyborg Station. About 240 km lied ahead of us. Four days of hard cycling and unpredictable weather. At that moment I realized that I challenged myself again. ‘I’m just an amateur. Why do I do it again?’ I thought. However, I knew that I could do it. A year ago I did it and reached Stockholm. So why should it be impossible this time?

These fears and questions were on my mind on the first day of the Freedom Bike Ride to Helsinki. The situation was even more worrying as […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 16:04|Categories: 2016, 2016, EuroGames, External, News, Projects|0 Comments