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  • nl-lg-13-11-2017

EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?

The women board members of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) – Annette Wachter, Diana van den Born, Sarah Townsend – hosted a workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” session at the European Lesbian Conference (EL*C) held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017.

As the only sport representatives present, we had a good amount of time to present the current state of play with the EGLSF, the EuroGames, club membership, and open a discussion with the attendees on lesbian participation in sport at a grassroots level.

The EGLSF presented the work we do for our […]

Monday, November 13th, 2017 @ 15:08|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Projects, Sport|Comments Off on EGLSF Workshop – Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?
  • voice-06-11-2017

Powerful VOICE European Workshop

Within the scope of the EU-funded VOICE project, a European Workshop was organised in Cologne, Germany, between September 25 and 29, 2017, bringing forward voices for truth and dignity from victims and survivors of sexual harassment, violence and abuse.

The EGLSF also plays and active role in the project.

The project Voices for truth and dignity – Combatting sexual violence in European sport through the voices of those affected (VOICE), aims at acknowledgement of sexual violence within sport and putting those affected by sexual harassment and abuse in sport at the centre of the project. Their accounts and experiences help sport organisations […]

Monday, November 6th, 2017 @ 11:37|Categories: 2017, News, Projects|0 Comments
  • js-lg-26-10-2017

European Networking Conference: Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events

European Networking Conference:
Addressing Homophobia at Mega-Sport Events.
Ljubljana 17.-18. November

We invite football clubs, supporter groups, NGOs, athletes, football activists, national and international sport associations, academics, students and everybody who is interested to this 2day conference in Ljubljana to discuss homophobia in football. The conference is part of the Erasmus+ funded project Queering Football.

The EGLSF will present a workshop on “Grassroots activism: Good practices, Initiatives, and Lessons to be Learned.” John Ryan and Sarah Townsend will present the workshop, along with past EGLSF co-president Lou Englefield.

No conference fees, register until 30 October!

Further Infos, programme and registration form on www.queeringfootball.org

Thursday, October 26th, 2017 @ 14:57|Categories: 2017, Announcements, Members, News, Projects|0 Comments

EL*C Workshop presented by the EGLSF

The European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) attended the 2-day European Lesbian* Conference held in in Vienna from 5-8 October, 2017 in order to present our workshop in the “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” section.
EGLSF presented the work we do for our 22 000+ members, the work we do with the Erasmus + EU programmes such as VOICE, Heroes of Football and Queering Football, and then opened the floor to an open discussion.
The workshop discussions raised important issues and brought home the diversity of our community. As well as being sportswomen we are also older […]

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 @ 16:07|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments

Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities? PR

As part of the Football People movement, the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (#EGLSF) is hosting a panel discussion entitled “Fields of sport: empowering or oppressive spaces for minorities?” in the framework of the European Lesbian* Conference.

The conference takes place during the @FARE #FootballPeople action weeks on 9/27/2017 at the

Ankerbrotfabrik, Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna, Austria.

Come along and join us – have some fun and discuss how we can move forward in the battle against discrimination in sport – finding space for women and lesbians* in sport.

EGLSF Co-President Annette Wachter says:

The EGLSF is proud to participate in the first European […]

Thursday, September 28th, 2017 @ 13:20|Categories: Press Release|0 Comments