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QFF 18th International Conference

January 2016, Gelsenkirchen, Germany

The EGLSF was represented at the 18th International QFF Conference in Gelsenkirchen. The conference was hosted by Andersum at Schalke 04 which was attended by more than 100 delegates from Germany, Switzerland, UK, and The Netherlands.

On the Friday evening the response from FIFA was discussed along with the “Good Practise Guide” and how FIFA were not addressing anti-discrimination measures which are clearly present in their guide.

Saturday morning consisted of many workshops, and the EGLSF was represented in the “Planning Actions” stream. From the Zurich meeting it was decided that the 3 main priorities for the QFF to […]

Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 16:49|Categories: News|0 Comments
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Ready, Set, DÜSSEL-CUP!

It’s finally here: the DÜSSEL-CUP has its first major anniversary: for the 10th time the gay and lesbian multisport event will be held in the state capital. From March, 18th-20th 2016 the DÜSSEL-CUP is offering again a variety of sports such as swimming and volleyball, badminton and soccer, basketball and some more to fight for points, places and trophies. For the first time the city of Düsseldorf will support theDÜSSEL-CUP with a special program and will perform the “Action Week Against Homophobia in Sports by the City of Düsseldorf”. There are some special events on the list, such as discussions […]

Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 16:41|Categories: News|0 Comments
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Football V Homophobia Month

February is the international campaign month of ‘Football v Homophobia’ (FvH) and the EGLSF is supporting the initiative. FvH is a campaign uniting fans, players, communities, grassroots teams, professional clubs and the Football Authorities in opposing homophobia and prejudice against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTIQ) people in football. Year round, FvH enables people to take action against prejudice and discrimination based on sexuality or gender identity in football, and to celebrate and welcome diversity in the game. This culminates in an international show of support in February to raise awareness of the issue and to join together in making a […]

Friday, February 5th, 2016 @ 16:33|Categories: News|0 Comments

For the love of the game

“Does your boyfriend know your here?” “We can see you holding hands. ” These comments may seem as banter in the context of a football match. However imagine that your a teenager growing up as lesbian, gay or just questioning your sexuality. How would this make you feel especially if it was sung by your own fans. Well this is the reality for thousands of LGBT supporters especially if your team plays against Brighton and Hove Albion. In the English game, Brighton have to endure homophobic chanting as the seaside city has a large LGBT population, of which I’m one.

I’m […]

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 @ 19:17|Categories: News|0 Comments

100% Against Homophobia

The Hague’s city government firmly opposes the bullying of the supporters club Roze Règâhs ADO Den Haag. Twice a banner was removed by other football fans with the words ” 100 % for ADO Den Haag , 100 % against homophobia .” The municipality calls the harassment ” inappropriate, offensive and reprehensible.” This is stated in the answer to questions of D66 in the council. “The incident underscores can join in the importance of a safe sporting environment for all residents regardless of gender , sexual orientation or national origin . “The mayor and aldermen wants the Roze Règâhs to […]

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 @ 19:11|Categories: News|0 Comments