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Annual General Assembly Copenhagen 2018

The Annual General Assembly, which took place in  Copenhagen on 3rd-4th March, voted in three new members to the EGLSF board – Erika Patrikainen, Istvan Manheim and David Hofstetter.

We welcome them and look forward to working with them. Sarah Townsend, former board member, takes on the role of General Secretary.

The Annual General Assembly also voted in favour of future EuroGames in Copenhagen in 2021, and future Annual General Assemblies in Budapest (2019) and Stuttgart (2020).

Full details of the proceedings will be available in the Minutes, which will be published within 3 months.

Sunday, March 11th, 2018 @ 13:06|Categories: News|0 Comments

EGLSF at the “Play the Game 2017” conference, Eindhoven.

This year there was the 10th edition of the Play the Game Conference in Eindhoven. More than 450 participants discussed the biggest challenges in the world of sport.

At the centre of the conference are classic Play the Game themes like doping, match-fixing and corruption in sport, but themes like innovation and new trends in sports such as e-sports have also found their way in to the programme.

Play the Game 2017 takes place in a period of time, when more and more media, governments and sports organisations have had to face those problems that have been following sports for many years […]

Friday, December 22nd, 2017 @ 10:27|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, Projects|0 Comments

Queering Football European Networking Conference 17 – 18 November 2017

This 2-day conference in Ljubljana, organized by SPOLINT in association with VIDC, united players from international and national sporting organisations (including FIFA and UEFA), representatives from grassroots organisations, NGOs, clubs, professional athletes, activists in LGBT rights, academics and sports professionals – all with the goal of discussing homophobia in football, in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The two days were organized with a mix of workshops, plenary sessions and panel presentations, and united over 70 participants from 17 countries.

The panel discussions “Tackling Homophobia in European Football: Progress made and Challenges ahead” and “FIFA World Cup 2018 in […]

Monday, December 11th, 2017 @ 12:15|Categories: 2017, Announcements, Football, Members, News, Projects, Sport|0 Comments

Gay German Open Celebrates 11th Tournament

For the 11th time, the Gay German Open, a non-profit tennis tournament sanctioned by the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA) will be held in Kaarst, 5th-7th January 2018.
Tournament director André Gielliet of RainBow Tennis Dusseldorf will welcome more than 110 participants from all around the world for the 3rd time at the TESPO Indoor Venue in Kaarst, 20 km west of Dusseldorf with 12 Carpet Courts.
For the first time in GLTA history, singles & doubles consolation matches will be a Fast4 Tennis Event – a format which was successfully invented in Australia.
Andre has sparked a lot of discussion about […]

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 @ 20:58|Categories: 2017, Members, News, Sport|0 Comments


The conference “QUEERING FOOTBALL: Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events” successfully kicks off

Over 70 participants from 17 countries gathered at the Sport Faculty of the University of Ljubljana to discuss the topics of homophobia, prejudices and violence against LGBTIQs in the context of football and the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.


At the Faculty of Sport of the University of Ljubljana, the European Networking Conference QUEERING FOOTBALL – Addressing Homophobia at Mega Sport Events kicked off. 17 countries and 3 continents are represented by over 70 participants – including activists, students, journalists, volunteers, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of NGO’s, sporting […]

Monday, November 20th, 2017 @ 21:28|Categories: 2017, Advocacy, Members, News, Press Release, Projects|0 Comments