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Three exciting job opportunities with ILGA-Europe

ILGA-Europe is currently looking for a Senior Policy Officer, Intern (paid) and Communications and Media Officer (Temporary position) to their staff team in Brussels. More info can be found on their website or click on the positions

Senior Policy Officer - Closing date: 17.00 CET, 1 September 2014
Communications and Media Officer (Temporary position) – Closing date: 12.00 CET, 5 september 2014
Internship - 10.00 CET, 27 August 2014

Monday, August 11th, 2014 @ 10:05|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: |

President Barack Obama welcomes the world to GayGames 9!

Video message of President Barack Obama. Good luck to all participants in Cleveland + Akron!

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 @ 22:20|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: , |

Gay Games 9 provides final push for historic survey on homophobia in sport

“Out on the Fields” receives support from Michael Sam to round out responses from US LGBT athletes
8 August 2014 – Gay Games 9, which open tomorrow in Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, will offer thousands of LGBT athletes the opportunity to take part in the first major international survey on homophobia in sports. They will be supported by Michael Sam of the St Louis Rams, one of the world’s highest profile LGBT athletes, who is urging people to take part in the groundbreaking study. The study is the first to collect data about discrimination in the United States as well […]

Sunday, August 10th, 2014 @ 18:52|Categories: 2014, Members, News|Tags: , , , |

Debate on ‘Is Homosexuality in Sport still a Taboo’

EGLSF Co-President Klaus Heusslein and EuroGames Committee Member Lou Manders (former EGLSF Co-President) met Thomas Hitzlsperger at the debate ‘Is Homosexuality in Sport still a Taboo’ which had been hosted by the Dutch Embassy at Berlin in June .

Hitzlsperger reported to have experienced his coming-out as liberation, especially when he finally felt able to talk with his friends and family about his sexual orientation. He considers such a step as important since it also can enhance performance of athletes. And he added: “Lying is unpleasant!”

Unfortunately there still are unpleasant experiences in sport and particularly in football, some of the […]

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 @ 23:40|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: , , |

EGLSF Boardmeeting in Amsterdam

The EGLSF board met in Amsterdam from July 25 until July 27th. Klaus Heusslein, Annette Wachter, Tamara Tien, Christiana Daneva, Tim Van Hoydonck, Jon Landa and Daniel Waliduda were welcomed warmly by Bauke Ylstra and Hans Vugts from Upstream Amsterdam. During the weekend there was time to meet with the  legal advisory committee and EuroGames working group. On Friday, EGLSF organised a Meet & Greet for all Dutch member organisations, where members had time to meet the board and to get to know each other. Thanks to all the clubs who joined us! Afterwards some of us joined Upstream Amsterdam for their […]

Monday, July 28th, 2014 @ 21:08|Categories: 2014, News|Tags: , |