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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
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EGLSF Honorary Member Lou Englefield Makes the Power List 2016

The EGLSF would like to congratulate our Honorary Member, Lou Englefield, on making it onto the Power List of 2016, celebrating the achievements of influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Working across all areas of sport, Lou Englefield provides training, advice, guidance and insight on the participation of LGBT people in sport and tackling homophobia and transphobia. Congratulations Lou, and wishing you and Pride Sports continued success.

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 @ 22:01|Categories: 2016, Members, News|Comments Off on EGLSF Honorary Member Lou Englefield Makes the Power List 2016
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Freedom Bike Ride 2016


For Immediate Release

Contact: Alexandr Agapov

Russian LGBT Sport Federation


The Russian LGBT Sport Federation announces the start of the Freedom Bike Ride 2016

Vyborg, Russia, (24th July 2015) – During August 2015, five members of the Russian LGBTIQ community launched a new project called the “Freedom Bike Ride”. This inaugural bike ride left Russia, and ended in the city of Stockholm during the 15th EuroGames.

Due to the overwhelming support from the Swedish and Finnish LGBTIQ communities, ensured that this event would take place annually. This year, the bike ride will make its way from the town of Vyborg (24th June), through Russia, […]

Saturday, June 25th, 2016 @ 1:05|Categories: 2016, Press Release, Sport|Comments Off on Freedom Bike Ride 2016
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Euro Pride House Launch at UEFA Fan Zone Paris

EuroPrideHouse opened in the fanzone in Paris

Raising awareness on homophobia in football

Paris, 11. June 2016. One day after the opening of UEFA EURO 2016 the fight against homophobia was highlighted in the Paris Pavillon. The city of Paris hosted the launch of the Euro Pride House 2016 which will take place from 10th June to 10th July. In this period different activities will take place across France to tackle homophobia in football, make LGBTIQs visible and support the creation of an inclusive football and fan culture where respect is celebrated.

What is a Pride House?

The FSGL and EGLSF are proud to […]

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 @ 13:57|Categories: News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Euro Pride House Launch at UEFA Fan Zone Paris
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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