Against discrimination – Tolerance awards

DFB President Theo Zwanziger, German
national league player Philipp Lahm
and Tanja Walther, the representative of
the European Gay and Lesbian Sport
Federation, were awarded with the
“Tolerantia Preis” to commemorate their
achievements in their work on tolerance
and against discrimination.

The awards were given to the recipients
on September 7, 2008 in front of 20.000
people in the LTU Arena stadium in
Dusseldorf by Bastian Finke, head of
the gay anti-violence project MANEO.
The award is presented each year in
France, Poland and Germany to honour
people who are committed to fight against
discrimination, hatred and violence.

Tanja Walther and Dr. Zwanziger were
awarded for their advocacy work in the
fight against homophobia in sports.
Philipp Lahm has been [...]

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 @ 23:20|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on Against discrimination – Tolerance awards

NO to discimination in football: FARE Action Week 2008 takes off

The next 13 days will see European football stand united against racism and discrimination, with the launch of the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Action Week. The initiative, coordinated by the European network and supported by UEFA will feature nearly one thousand initiatives by campaigners, fans, clubs, national associations and ethnic minority groups across Europe. The 9th edition of the FARE Action Week runs from 16 to 28 October and will see an unprecedented 40 European countries involved in an concerted effort to rid the game of racism and exclusion.

Top leagues and clubs celebrate diversity

This season 14 top national [...]

Thursday, October 16th, 2008 @ 23:17|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on NO to discimination in football: FARE Action Week 2008 takes off

E-community: Gay badminton initiative

Last week a new community website started for gay badminton players around Europe (and the rest of the world). Its purpose is to get connected, share information about upcoming tournaments, find double partners, share pictures and have discussions about different topics.

All clubs are invited to add there club to the groups section and invite there members to join. Clubs and individual members have their own webpage, can connect to friends, build up a calendar of events they are attending, share their pictures, and much more.

For tournament organisers, this site can be very helpful to reach as many interested badminton players [...]

Sunday, October 12th, 2008 @ 23:15|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on E-community: Gay badminton initiative

Shirts & Skins: Gay sports TV series

MTV's LGBT network, Logo, started showing a new series Shirts & Skins. The show follows the true-life story of the San Francisco Rockdogs, a young all-star basketball team who must reunite to uphold their city's three-generation legacy of international gay games gold medal, and national tournament wins. After their last gold in 2006, the team fell apart, only to be rallied back together by their founders to defend their title at the upcoming National Gay Basketball Championship in Chicago.
EGLSF welcomes the show, and congratulates the authors for mainstreaming sports in the LGBTIQ community.


Tuesday, September 16th, 2008 @ 23:13|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on Shirts & Skins: Gay sports TV series

Welcome to Tigaly 2008 – Registrations are open !

Tigaly, International Gayfriendly Tournament of Lyon is open !
Check their website for information and registration !

See you on november 2008 !


Saturday, September 6th, 2008 @ 23:11|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on Welcome to Tigaly 2008 – Registrations are open !