2006

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  • Unite Against Racism - Tackling Racism in Club Football

UEFA acknowledges homophobia in sport

UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations, and the governing body of football in Europe, launched a good practice guide called ‘Tackling racism in club football’. It includes 2 pages on homophobia and sexism.

Together with our partners from FARE Tanja Walther, the EGLSF FARE representative, worked on the inclusion of homophobia to this guide. UEFA obviously wants to keep this at a low profile: The focus is on racism. Other forms of discrimination are only mentioned.

Download the guide Unite Against Racism – Tackling racism in club football (FARE and UEFA, 2006).

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 @ 23:19|Categories: 2006, News|Comments Off on UEFA acknowledges homophobia in sport

Homophobia in sports: UEFA acknowledges homophobia in sport

UEFA launched a good practice guide called ‘Tackling racism in club football’. It includes 2 pages on homophobia and sexism. Together with our partners from FARE Tanja Walther, the EGLSF FARE representative, worked on the inclusion of homophobia to this guide. UEFA obviously wants to keep this at a low profile: The focus is on racism. Other forms of discrimination are only mentioned. Go to www.farenet.org to download the guide.

www.uefa.com/uefa/keytopics/kind=2/index.html

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006 @ 14:09|Categories: 2006, News|Comments Off on Homophobia in sports: UEFA acknowledges homophobia in sport
  • same-sex dancing (men)

New European same-sex dance organisation

On Sunday October 24, 2006 a group of about 30 dancers, teachers, judges and competition organisers involved in same-sex dancing from 9 different European countries had an informal meeting in Budapest. The meeting was the third following earlier meetings in Cologne and Montreal. They spoke about the desire to form a network or organisation for European and non-European same-sex dancers. After a long discussion it was decided to found an organisation for European same-sex dancers, with an open mind to include non-European dancers.

For a worldwide advocacy for same-sex dancers, there is already an organisation with which the founders of the […]

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 @ 22:30|Categories: 2006, News|Comments Off on New European same-sex dance organisation

New Dancing Asscociation – New European same-sex dance organisation

On Sunday October 24, 2006 a group of about 30 dancers, teachers, judges and competition organisers involved in same-sex dancing had an informal meeting in Budapest. They are from 9 different European countries. The meeting was the third following earlier meetings in Cologne and Montreal. They spoke about the desire to form a network or organisation for European and non-European same-sex dancers. After a long discussion it was decided to found an organisation for European same-sex dancers, with an open mind to include non-European dancers. For a worldwide advocacy for same-sex dancers, there already exists another organisation with which they […]

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006 @ 14:03|Categories: 2006, News|Comments Off on New Dancing Asscociation – New European same-sex dance organisation
  • John Blankenstein

John Blankenstein passed away

On Friday August 25 2006 John Blankenstein passed away in the Leyenburg hospital in The Hague at the age of 57. According to the news he was ill for some time. We all have learned to get to know John as the first international football referee that was openly gay.

He was associated member of the EGLSF and supported the EGLSF over the years in the fight against discrimination of LGBT people within the Netherlands and within Europe. He participated on many platforms in Europe to support our work. Words can not express what this sudden death means to us. Our […]

Wednesday, September 6th, 2006 @ 23:37|Categories: 2006, News|Comments Off on John Blankenstein passed away