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Research: NSA Survey in cooperation with EGLSF

The Dutch government aims for a tolerant sport climate, based on respect, equality and sporting together. In this sport environment there should be a place for everybody, also for homosexuals athletes. With the programme “Simply being gay” The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports (VWS) stimulates the emancipation of homosexuals. One of the topics within this programme of VWS is aimed at sport. The programme Sport & Tolerance pays attention to several elements within the social acceptance of homosexual sportsmen and sportswomen and to the social inclusion and exclusion mechanisms experienced by homosexual sportsmen and -women. The NSA is responsible […]

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 @ 9:32|Categories: 2009, News|Comments Off on Research: NSA Survey in cooperation with EGLSF

Football player sacked due to homophobic statements

The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) made clear its support today for FC Midtjylland, the Danish Superliga Club, which earlier this week sacked goalkeeper Arek Onyszko following homophobic comments made in his autobiography. These comments include the statement “I hate gays, I really do. I think it’s f****** disgusting to hear them talk to each other as if they are girls. I can’t be in the same room as someone who’s gay. Look at them kissing each other – it’s sickening.”

Co-President of the EGLSF Pepe Garcia-Vazquez says: “We welcome this move by FC Midtjylland to make a stand against such a public display of […]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 @ 12:31|Categories: 2009, News, Press Release|Comments Off on Football player sacked due to homophobic statements

Homophobia & hate speech: Football player sacked due to homophobic statements

The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation (EGLSF) made clear its support today for FC Midtjylland, the Danish Superliga Club, which earlier this week sacked goalkeeper Arek Onyszko following homophobic comments made in his autobiography. These comments include the statement “I hate gays, I really do. I think it’s f****** disgusting to hear them talk to each other as if they are girls. I can’t be in the same room as someone who’s gay. Look at them kissing each other – it’s sickening.”

Co-President of the EGLSF Pepe Garcia-Vazquez says:
“We welcome this move by FC Midtjylland to make a stand against […]

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 @ 1:29|Categories: 2009, News|Comments Off on Homophobia & hate speech: Football player sacked due to homophobic statements

Football match: Big match against all forms of discrimination

Last Wednesday, Créteil Bébel was excluded from its championship by our league, the Football Leisure Activities Committee . The CFL took its responsibilities and punished the club of Créteil Bébel in the same way as it condemns, and punishes of exclusion, all violent behavior, coming from players or from managers, contributing to make of its championships, competitions where the term « sporting spirit » still means something.

Contrary to what the team had hoped, the players of Créteil Bébel have just announced that they were refusing to play, under the same shirt as them, a big match […]

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 @ 1:21|Categories: 2009, News|Comments Off on Football match: Big match against all forms of discrimination

Elite Irish Athlete Comes Out

This week the Irish and UK press has been full of news that one of the great stars of Irish Hurling has come out as gay. Donal Óg Cusack, the
Cork Goalkeeper makes the revelation in his autobiography Come What May, published today by Penguin Ireland.

Support from the sports governing body the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) has been met by a generally positive response throughout the country by hurling fans. Sandra Gowran, Director of Education Policy at the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network in Ireland says:

“It is fantastic news. The GAA is a stronghold of traditional Ireland, so the support Donal […]

Friday, October 23rd, 2009 @ 11:39|Categories: 2009, News, Press Release|Comments Off on Elite Irish Athlete Comes Out