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‘Football For Equality’ receives European funding

The European Gay and Lesbian Sports Federation are pleased to announce that they have received funding from the European Commission’s
Directorate – General Justice Freedom and Security. The funding is part of a transnational project ‘Football For Equality’ headed by Austrian anti-racismorganization, VIDC.

Tanja Walther Ahrens, award winning EGLSF campaigner explains:
“This is the second time we have been successful in securing funding from the EC! This is great news as this project will build on past work and will help people understand that it still is so important to increase the visibility of lesbians and gay men in sport and to [...]

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010 @ 11:31|Categories: 2010, News, Press Release|Comments Off on ‘Football For Equality’ receives European funding

Olympic Games: LGBT volunteers at the London Olympics

Queer sports enthusiasts now need not confine their involvement in major sporting events to the LGBT sporting events like the EuroGame, Gay Games, OutGames and similar events.

LGBT sportspeople and organisations are currently being encouraged to volunteer for the next edition of the world’s largest sporting celebration; the Olympic Games.

Organisers of the 2012 London Olympics will have a real push for diversity amongst their projected 70,000 volunteers, or ‘Games Makers’, and this includes drawing upon committed volunteers from the LGBT community.

Those interested in volunteering can first take a questionnaire on the website to see if they’re up for the challenge.

Volunteer registration [...]

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 @ 19:46|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on Olympic Games: LGBT volunteers at the London Olympics

Homophobia in football: EGLSF Supports Paris Foot Gay in Defending Yoann Lemaire

Paris Foot Gay, in association with French campaign organisation, SOS Homophobie, is taking this action following a decision by the President of FC CHOOZ, Frederic Coquet, not to reinstate football player, Yoann Lemaire, at the end of august 2010, for the new football season.

Lemaire took a sabbatical from the club in 2009 following homophobic comments made on camera by one of his team mates. He had been playing at the club for 14 years prior to this.

In June this year, the Regional League of Footbal Champagne-Ardennes hosted a meeting of all parties to ensure Lemaire’s reinstatement to the club. However, [...]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 @ 19:45|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on Homophobia in football: EGLSF Supports Paris Foot Gay in Defending Yoann Lemaire

EGLSF Supports Paris Foot Gay in Defending Yoann Lemaire

Paris Foot Gay, in association with French campaign organisation, SOS Homophobie, is taking this action following a decision by the President of
FC CHOOZ, Frederic Coquet, not to reinstate football player, Yoann Lemaire, at the end of august 2010, for the new football season.

Lemaire took a sabbatical from the club in 2009 following homophobic comments made on camera by one of his team mates. He had been playing
at the club for 14 years prior to this. In June this year, the Regional League of Footbal Champagne-Ardennes hosted a meeting of all parties to ensure Lemaire’s reinstatement to the club. However, the [...]

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010 @ 15:34|Categories: 2010, News, Press Release|Comments Off on EGLSF Supports Paris Foot Gay in Defending Yoann Lemaire

FARE small grants: Call for Action: FARE Action Week 2010

Between 14 and 26 October the Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) network is calling for action in around football stadiums across Europe during a coordinated Action Week.

With support of UEFA and the European Commission FARE calls upon the European football family to come together in October for the 11th FARE Action Week against Racism and Discrimination in Football.

Besides activities by professional clubs and leagues such as the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League, the FARE Action Week will give fans, minority groups and grassroots football teams across the continent the opportunity to come together to celebrate the [...]

Monday, September 13th, 2010 @ 19:42|Categories: 2010, News|Comments Off on FARE small grants: Call for Action: FARE Action Week 2010