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Freedom Bike Ride 2016

A friend of mine and me, we got off on the Vyborg Station. About 240 km lied ahead of us. Four days of hard cycling and unpredictable weather. At that moment I realized that I challenged myself again. ‘I’m just an amateur. Why do I do it again?’ I thought. However, I knew that I could do it. A year ago I did it and reached Stockholm. So why should it be impossible this time?

These fears and questions were on my mind on the first day of the Freedom Bike Ride to Helsinki. The situation was even more worrying as […]

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 @ 16:04|Categories: 2016, 2016, EuroGames, External, News, Projects|0 Comments

The EuroGames Photo Competition Winners Are…

During the EuroGames in Helsinki this year, the EGLSF ran a photo competition called the “Spirit of EuroGames”. We invited everyone to submit a photo that they felt captured the spirit of the EuroGames and tag it with the #SOEG16. The response was overwhelming with just under 500 entries, and over the past 2 weeks we have been busy deciding which photos really captured the essence of the EuroGames. And now we are happy to inform you that in 3rd place, and winning a €25 Helsinki Goodie Bag is

 

And the 2nd place winner of a €50 Helsinki Goodie […]

Friday, July 22nd, 2016 @ 13:53|Categories: 2016, EuroGames, News, Sport|Tags: |0 Comments

Orlando Statement

Orlando Statement
The European Gay & Lesbian Sport Federation want to extend our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the atrocity that occurred at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

On June 11th, we were gathered for the joyful event of the Euro Pride House 2016 kick off – an event whose aim is to tackle homophobia, prejudices and violence against the LGBTIQ community. Now we are reminded, with horror, and deep sadness, of the crucial need for such programs, and the continued fight against homophobia and hate crimes. This federation is built on acceptance, diversity and inclusion […]

Sunday, June 12th, 2016 @ 11:27|Categories: 2016, News|Comments Off on Orlando Statement

Inspirational Additions to the “Against the Rules” Exhibition.

The EGLSF is proud to unveil 2 new additions to the “Against the Rules” Exhibition. Over the past number of months the federation has been looking for inspirational athletes to join the exhibition and after long discussions we are happy to welcome Finnish Professional Goal Keeper for FC Bayern München, Tinja-Riikka Korpela, and Turkish Professional Referee, Halil İbrahim Dinçdağ.

This update is part of the Queering Football, Erasmus+ project that the EGLSF is partnering in for the next 2 years. The EGLSF and FSGL are proud to be hosting a mobile Euro Pride House in France during the 2016 UEFA European […]

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016 @ 11:18|Categories: 2016, 2016, Announcements, EuroGames, News|0 Comments

Euro Pride House 2016

The EGLSF and FSGL are proud to be hosting a mobile Euro Pride House in France during the 2016 UEFA European Football Championships this summer.

Euro Pride House will play host to a range of sports, cultural and arts events, which share as a common theme our vision of breaking down the social and personal barriers, that discourage LGBTIQ people across Europe from participating and supporting football.

Euro Pride House will run from 9th June to the 10th July and will be a place for people to come together to talk, think, relax and have fun. The “Against The Rules” exhibition will […]

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016 @ 13:40|Categories: 2016, 2016, Members, News, Projects|0 Comments