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Ireland becomes first country in the world to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote!

Ireland has spoken, and it’s a resounding “YES” for equality. The people of Ireland have travelled from the 4 corners of the world to take part in the referendum, which came only 22 years after homosexuality was decriminalised. After one of the largest turnouts in a referendum, 62 percent of voters said ‘Yes’, making Ireland the first country to adopt same-sex marriage via a popular vote.

‘Yes’ supporters crowded into the courtyard of Dublin Castle to watch in blistering sunshine as results trickled in from around the country were shown on a large screen. They cheered with joy as the final […]

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 @ 0:26|Categories: News|0 Comments

GLISA and FGG announce Joint Memo of Understanding Development and production to begin for One World Event in 2022

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA (19 May 2015) The Boards of the Federation of Gay Games (FGG) and the Gay and Lesbian International Sports Organization (GLISA) are pleased to   announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the development and production of One World Event to be held in 2022.

The MOU is a reflection of the results of a Survey available to members of both organizations following Gay Games 9 (third quarter 2014). More than 2,000 responses were received and collated and reflected the desire of the global LGBTIQ for a single sports, human rights, and culture event for 2022. “This was an historic […]

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 @ 18:57|Categories: News|0 Comments

At ENGSO’s General Assembly the EGLSF and ENGSO have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.

At ENGSO’s General Assembly the EGLSF and ENGSO (European Non-Governmental Sports Organisation) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. ENGSO is a non-profit umbrella sports organisation, representing National Sport Confederations and National Olympic Committees in Europe.

The main objectives of the Memorandum of Understanding between ENGSO and EGLSF are to:

Strengthen general cooperation and partnership between the two organisations;
Work together in activities (e.g. in sports events such as EuroGames) and projects promoting sport, and physical activities in Europe, with a special focus on tackling discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity;
Join forces in working on European field, supporting the policy makers and […]

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 @ 7:59|Categories: News|0 Comments
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Field of tainted dreams

Homophobia is rife in Australian sport. Whether playing at the local park or representing their country, gay and lesbian athletes routinely hide their sexuality to avoid abuse while pursuing the sport they love. Sarah Dingle investigates how difficult it is to come out on the field.

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 13:05|Categories: 2015, External|Tags: , |0 Comments
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Successful Launch of the Pro Safe Sport toolkit in Rome

Monday, 4 May, 2015 saw the successful European launch of the Pro Safe Sport (PSS) toolkit to promote the well-being of young athletes in Rome, Italy. The two day conference underlined the importance of safe and healthy sport environments, so that sport continues to be attractive and popular to young athletes. The conference concluded that the Pro Safe Sport toolkit can be a very useful tool to achieve this goal.

The event brought together some 50 experts from important stakeholders in the field of sport: The European Parliament, the European Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the European Commission, the […]

Saturday, May 9th, 2015 @ 10:07|Categories: 2015, Advocacy, News, Projects|Tags: , |0 Comments