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Fans’ Embassies: Supporting football fans at the UEFA EURO 08

With the UEFA EURO 2008TM about to kick off on Saturday, Fans’ Embassies staff are already welcoming the first fans arriving in the host cities and are looking forward to provide support and information services to the thousands more who are planning to travel to Austria and Switzerland from all over Europe.

The Fan Embassies Programme is organised by the two European networks Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) and Football Supporters International (FSI), and is supported by UEFA, the Austrian and Swiss Governments and the host cities.

The programme draws on the principle of providing support and services to football fans […]

Saturday, June 7th, 2008 @ 18:42|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on Fans’ Embassies: Supporting football fans at the UEFA EURO 08

Gay Athlete Award: Jeff Kagan – Gay Athlete of the Year

LGBT sports magazine Sports Out Loud has announced the Gay Athlete of the Year, according to the votes of their readers and website visitors. The prestigious title goes to the 39-year old Jeff Kagan. Kagan is the founder of the New York City Gay Hockey Association, he also helped in establishing the New York City Gay Basketball League and is a co-founder of Out of Bounds NYC, a non-profit organization with the mission of promoting and developing sports within GLBT community in New York.

For more information, see the latest issue of Sports Out Loud, or read the cover story online.

www.sportsoutloud.com

Monday, May 19th, 2008 @ 18:40|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on Gay Athlete Award: Jeff Kagan – Gay Athlete of the Year

IDAHO 2008 – International Day Against Homophobia

Although the term ‘homophobia’ was coined in 1972 by George Weinberg, meaning the irrational fear of, aversion to, or discrimination against homosexuality, the fear and ignorance are unfortunately much older, and are still present nowadays.

The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for people to get together and reach out to one another. May 17th is symbolic due to its significance in the improvement of the status of gays and lesbians. IDAHO proposed this date for annually holding a day set aside to fight homophobia. In removing homosexuality from […]

Saturday, May 17th, 2008 @ 18:36|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on IDAHO 2008 – International Day Against Homophobia

Evening against discrimination: Football is everything… – Initiative against discrimination

With the EGLSF campaign “Football is everything…” evenings against discrimination in football were created. The campaign is supported by FARE and UEFA and will be travelling through Europe (the Kick off was in October 2007 in Berlin supported by the German Football Federation and German Football League) and will have the same format in every city: keynote speeches; panel discussion; signing of the declaration against discrimination.

The anti-discrimination campaign will use football as a medium for sending out a unified message against all forms of discrimination. With this new campaign EGLSF has an international tool to combat and educate against all […]

Monday, May 5th, 2008 @ 18:34|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on Evening against discrimination: Football is everything… – Initiative against discrimination

Evening against discrimination: Football is everything… – Initiative against discrimination

With the EGLSF campaign “Football is everything…” evenings against discrimination in football were created. The campaign is supported by FARE and UEFA and will be travelling through Europe (the Kick off was in October 2007 in Berlin supported by the German Football Federation and German Football League) and will have the same format in every city: keynote speeches; panel discussion; signing of the declaration against discrimination.

The anti-discrimination campaign will use football as a medium for sending out a unified message against all forms of discrimination. With this new campaign EGLSF has an international tool to combat and educate against all […]

Monday, May 5th, 2008 @ 17:45|Categories: 2008, News|Comments Off on Evening against discrimination: Football is everything… – Initiative against discrimination